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Equine Infectious Disease Laboratory

The Equine Infectious Disease Laboratory (EIDL) is a research laboratory within the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.  The EIDL was founded in the mid 1980’s by Dr. Ronald J. Martens and uses a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating the sciences of epidemiology, immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology to study equine infectious diseases.  Because of the specter of antimicrobial resistance looming as a threat to the health of horses, people, and other animals, we are particularly interested in how we can develop approaches to treatment and prevention of infectious diseases that are based on improving effectiveness of host immune responses to control infection (rather than using antimicrobial drugs).