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).