Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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California Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

July 21, 2016

The unvaccinated filly from Sacramento County is recovering.... Read More

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Florida Confirms New EEE Case in Washington County Horse

July 21, 2016

The adult pony, which had no known vaccine history and no recent travel history, was euthanized July 9.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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South Carolina Confirms Ninth Equine EEE Case of 2016

July 18, 2016

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Mustang mare residing in Berkley County did not survive.... Read More

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Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 18, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More

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Florida Confirms Twelfth Equine EEE Case for 2016

July 15, 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 8-year-old mustang mare, was euthanized July 7.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Additional Equine EEE Cases Confirmed in South Carolina

July 13, 2016

The state veterinarian's office reported three new cases on July 12, bringing the state's 2016 case count to eight.... Read More

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Equine West Nile Threat Increases During Mosquito Season

July 13, 2016

Vaccination and proper management techniques can help offer horses protection from disease.... Read More

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Virginia Reports Second Equine EEE Case for 2016

July 12, 2016

The affected horse, a Thoroughbred from Suffolk, had been vaccinated and is recovering.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Challenging Nature on Equine Infectious Diseases

July 10, 2016

A pathologist shares his thoughts on evolving microbes and how researchers are working to control associated disease.... Read More

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Utah Horse Owners: Take Precautions Against WNV

July 08, 2016

Rising temperatures and mosquito populations prompted officials to encourage owners to vaccinate horses against WNV.... Read More

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New Resistance Genes: What's the Threat to Horses?

July 07, 2016

A recently discovered resistance gene in bacteria has focused attention on emerging multidrug resistance.... Read More

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California Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

July 06, 2016

The unvaccinated Thoroughbred mare from San Diego County is recovering slowly.... Read More

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Vector-Borne Diseases' Emergent Threat for Horses

July 06, 2016

Many diseases were once considered geographically restricted. But disease migration has eliminated that complacency.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2016

July 05, 2016

Diagnosed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, strangles, influenza, piroplasmosis, rabies, and more.... Read More

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2016 EEE Case Counts on the Rise in Several States

July 05, 2016

The current equine case counts stand at one in North Carolina, five in South Carolina, and 11 in Florida.... Read More

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Ruidoso Downs EHV Quarantine Released

July 01, 2016

The release comes after 14 days with no new EHV-1 cases.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2016

June 30, 2016

The Saddlebred mare from Suffolk was euthanized June 23. Her vaccination record is unknown.... Read More

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WNV-Positive Florida Horse Also had EEE

June 30, 2016

Officials reported June 30 that the horse from Osceola County appears to have been infected with both viruses.... Read More

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EIA Hold Order at Arapahoe Park Lifted

June 28, 2016

The EIA-positive mare was euthanized and a second exposed horse was transferred to a newly quarantined premises.... Read More

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EEE, WNV Confirmed in Florida Horses

June 28, 2016

A Polk County horse tested positive for EEE while a Osceola County contracted WNV. Neither had a vaccination history.... Read More

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EEE Reported in Florida, South Carolina Horses

June 27, 2016

Six Florida horses and four South Carolina horses have tested positive for EEE thus far in 2016.... Read More

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Strangles in Horses: Predicting Disease and Complications

June 27, 2016

Few study horses with strangles showed the "classic" signs of disease, researchers determined.... Read More

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Save the Dates for Fall Events Hosted by UK Gluck Center

June 24, 2016

Events include the John F. Timoney Symposium, Equine Research Hall of Fame event, and Reproductive Diseases Symposium.... Read More