College of Veterinary Medicine

Equine Infectious Diseases Research Program

The Equine Infectious Diseases Research Program (EQUID)


The Equine Infectious Diseases Research Program (EQUID) at the College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to improving the health and lives of horses.  Our research has led to improved diagnostics, treatment protocols, and prevention strategies for infectious vector-borne diseases spread by insects and ticks, as well as infectious respiratory diseases.

Drs. Robert H. Mealey, Donald P. Knowles, and Stephen A. Hines, veterinarians and faculty members in the Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department , are the core EQUID faculty.  They also work side-by-side with many graduate students, post-doctoral students, undergraduates, and technicians who are invaluable members of EQUID. EQUID is also partnered with the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Animal Disease Research Unit.

We work to develop research-based solutions to infectious disease problems impacting horses, their owners, and veterinarians.  We also train veterinary students and degree-seeking veterinarians in modern biomedical research directed at providing solutions to infectious diseases of horses.


Veterinarians and EQUID graduate students Nicki Wise and Josh Ramsay with young friends. The EQUID program provides top-tier graduate trainees the research tools to solve current and emerging equine infectious disease problems in the U.S. and around the world.


Dr. Robert Mealey

To learn more about the EQUID program contact

Dr. Robert Mealey
at (509) 335-6672
or rhm@vetmed.wsu.edu

Last Edited: Nov 28, 2011 9:44 AM   

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