Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Three Nevada Horses Test Positive for West Nile

August 18, 2017

None of the three affected horses were vaccinated against West Nile virus.... Read More

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Dressage Horse Detained After Positive Glanders Test

August 17, 2017

Sagacious HF is in extended quarantine in Miami pending the results of additional testing slated for Aug. 23.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Owners: Keep Vaccinations Up-To-Date

August 16, 2017

Vaccines can help protect horses against potentially deadly West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis.... Read More

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Delaware Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017

August 16, 2017

The 11-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Kent County, which was not currently vaccinated against WNV, was euthanized.... Read More

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Wisconsin Confirms Third EEE Case of 2017

August 15, 2017

The unvaccinated 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Monroe County was euthanized.... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

August 15, 2017

The affected horse, a 25-year-old Haflinger from Polk County, was unvaccinated.... Read More

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UC Davis Equine Researchers Tackling Coronavirus

August 14, 2017

Research can help vets better diagnose and treat the disease and horse owners manage or even prevent outbreaks.... Read More

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Factors Associated With Septic Pleuropneumonia Survival

August 13, 2017

A thoracotomy improved affected horses' survival rates while dehydration increased the odds of death.... Read More

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102 Reasons to Vaccinate Horses Against Hendra Virus

August 12, 2017

Since 1994, when the virus was first identified, 102 Australian horses have died or been euthanized due to Hendra virus.... Read More

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Cluster of Potomac Horse Fever Cases Confirmed in Kentucky

August 12, 2017

Veterinarians have confirmed nearly 30 cases so far this year and expect to see more.... Read More

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Two More Michigan Horses Test Positive for WNV

August 11, 2017

A Mecosta County Standardbred is recovering, and a Midland County Quarter Horse was euthanized. Both were unvaccinated.... Read More

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California Equine WNV Case Count Rises to Five

August 11, 2017

Two unvaccinated Quarter Horse fillies from Kern and Contra Costa counties are the latest horses to test positive.... Read More

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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2017

August 11, 2017

The 10-year-old Quarter Horse from Spokane County suffered incoordination and muscle tremors but is recovering.... Read More

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Strangles: How to Protect Your Horse

August 10, 2017

Learn how to help your horse remain free of this common and highly contagious respiratory disease.... Read More

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Colorado Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2017

August 10, 2017

A horse residing in Larimer County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) on Aug. 2.... Read More

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EEE Detected in Effingham County, Georgia, Horse

August 08, 2017

A viral disease, EEE affects the central nervous system and is transmitted to horses by infected mosquitoes. ... Read More

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NSW's Third Hendra Case of 2017 Confirmed Near Lismore

August 07, 2017

The unvaccinated 12-year-old Welsh Pony mare was euthanized and tested positive for Hendra on Aug. 6.... Read More

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North Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2017

August 04, 2017

The 16-year-old Paint horse from Cabarrus County died after contracting the virus. ... Read More

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Equine Vaccinations Essential During Peak Mosquito Season

August 02, 2017

Vaccines have proven to offer horses protection against mosquito-borne diseases, including WNV and EEE.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

August 02, 2017

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More

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Hendra Virus Confirmed Near Murwillumbah, New South Wales

August 02, 2017

This is the second equine Hendra virus case confirmed in New South Wales, Australia, in 2017.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Third Equine WNV Case for 2017

August 01, 2017

The unvaccinated 18-year-old pleasure saddle horse mare presented with severe neurologic signs and was euthanized.... Read More

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EEE Identified in Two West Central Wisconsin Fillies

July 31, 2017

One of the yearling Quarter Horse fillies died and the other was euthanized.... Read More

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Three Michigan Horses Test Positive for WNV

July 31, 2017

The affected horses resided in Jackson, Livingston, and Missaukee counties. All three were euthanized.... Read More

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Help Prevent West Nile Virus: It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate

July 30, 2017

The AAEP recognizes the WNV vaccine as a core vaccine and recommends horses receive at least one dose annually.... Read More