Other Infectious Diseases


Woman Dies After Exposure to Sick Horse

October 15, 2016

Cultures from both human and horse tested positive for S. equi spp zooepidemicus.... Read More


Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

October 11, 2016

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More


Biosecurity in the Breeding Shed

September 12, 2016

Biosecurity isn't just a consideration for show horses. Here are some tips on how to keep breeding stock disease-free.... Read More


(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More


BIVI Seeking Proposals for Equine Research Awards

August 17, 2016

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica will give $75,000 in five individual $15,000 awards to fund selected studies.... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.


Glanders: Are Equine Olympic Athletes at Risk?

August 09, 2016

While the deadly disease is endemic in Brazil, animal health authorities say the Rio Games' equestrian facility is safe.... Read More


Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

July 27, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More


My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

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


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


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


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


Canada Introduces New Equine Biosecurity Standards

June 21, 2016

The document chronicles simple ways for owners and handlers to protect horses from disease.... Read More


Disease Trends Reinforce Importance of Good Biosecurity

June 07, 2016

Is your horse protected from infectious disease? Here are tips on how to keep him safe at home and on the road.... Read More

A man harnesses his horse after treatment for epizootic lymphangitis at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary center in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.


OIE's New Priorities Include Working Equid Health, Welfare

May 31, 2016

Improving working equids' health and welfare could help them work longer and better to the benefit of their owners.... Read More


Old World Viruses 'New' Cause of Equine Neurologic Disease

May 04, 2016

Sindbis virus and Middelburg virus have been causing problems in a surprising number of horses, researchers found.... Read More


Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Held in Argentina

April 20, 2016

Attendees from around the world gathered to discuss the latest topics and trends of equine infectious diseases.... Read More


Syndromic Surveillance and Spatial Epidemiology

April 04, 2016

Find out how data can help improve horse owners' knowledge of equine disease risks in their area.... Read More

WCVM student Jacqueline Harrison learning how to bleed a horse with the help of her summer project supervisor Dr. Stacy Anderson.


Temperature and Equine Inflammation: Is There a Link?

March 25, 2016

A vet student shares her experience studying equine neutrophil function at various incubation temperatures.... Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis: An Emerging Equine Disease

February 25, 2016

If you own horses in Colorado, you're probably familiar with VS. Elsewhere, you might get to know it soon enough.... Read More


Is Equine Coronavirus Prevalent in Nasal Secretions?

February 11, 2016

Researchers found low detection rates in nasal secretions from horses with fever and signs of respiratory disease.... Read More


Emergent and Re-Emergent Equine Disease

January 29, 2016

An ever-present threat to equine industries worldwide, presented by University of Kentucky's Dr. Peter Timoney.... Read More


Morris Animal Foundation Funds 16 Horse Health Studies

January 20, 2016

The studies funded cover equine health challenges including infectious diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and more. ... Read More


Diagnosing Glanders in Germany

January 02, 2016

In 2014 a horse in that country tested positive for glanders, which initiated a discussion about testing methods.... Read More


Equine Enteric Coronavirus

December 31, 2015

Emerging virus or incidental bystander? Dr. Nicola Pusterla of UC Davis shares insight into this infectious disease.... Read More


Influenza Challenges

December 26, 2015

Influenza continues to represent a serious infectious disease threat to humans and animals alike. ... Read More