Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Researchers Test Strangles Treatment

December 03, 2016

How do cheesecake, gelatin, and penicillin relate to a treatment for strangles? Dr. Anna Kendall explains.... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Neurologic or Lame?

November 23, 2016

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM, and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Oklahoma Reports Two More Equine WNV Cases

November 23, 2016

Fourteen Oklahoma horses have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this year.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park Released From EHV-1 Quarantine

November 22, 2016

All horses in the high-risk barns tested negative and no additional cases were detected during the 14-day quarantine.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fall Vaccine Boosters

November 22, 2016

Of the 412 respondents, 193 (47%) said their horses received boosters for equine herpesvirus and influenza this fall.... Read More

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Is My Neurologic Horse Safe to Ride?

November 21, 2016

The decision, one veterinarian says, involves balancing rider and safety, liability concerns, and animal welfare.... Read More

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California EHV: No New Cases on Nov. 15

November 16, 2016

Twelve horses at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center remain in quarantine. ... Read More

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New Equine EEE Case Confirmed in Marion County, Florida

November 15, 2016

The 15-year-old Paint mare was vaccinated in years prior but had not been vaccinated recently. She is recovering.... Read More

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WNV Equine Case Confirmed in Kentucky

November 14, 2016

The Powell County horse is Kentucky's seventh equine WNV case in 2016. ... Read More

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Arabian Mare Recovering from West Nile Virus in California

November 11, 2016

Only one of 21 California horses diagnosed with WNV in 2016 had a know vaccine histories. Seven of the horses have died.... Read More

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Florida EHV: Gulfstream Park Horse Dead, Others Quarantined

November 11, 2016

No other horses at the Thoroughbred track and casino have presented with clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 infection.... Read More

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California EHV Update: Two Additional Horses Isolated

November 10, 2016

Nine horses currently reside in quarantine at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center related to an EHV outbreak.... Read More

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California EHV: Additional Case Confirmed

November 09, 2016

A horse that was previously quarantined for a fever and initially tested negative for EHV-1 has been confirmed positive.... Read More

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Three More Oklahoma Horses Positive for WNV

November 09, 2016

Two cases were confirmed in Atoka County and one was reported in Sequoyah County.... Read More

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West Nile, EEE Detected in Tennessee Horses

November 08, 2016

With unseasonably warm weather persisting into fall, mosquito-borne illnesses remain a serious equine health threat.... Read More

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California EHV: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

November 08, 2016

The horse at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center was febrile and displaying mild neurologic signs.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Two New Equine WNV Cases

November 07, 2016

Neither the 10-year-old Belgian from Logan County nor the 2-year-old Saddlebred from Union County were vaccinated.... Read More

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California EHV-1: Case Total Rises to Five

November 07, 2016

Three additional horses at the index premises tested positive for EHV-1 late last week.... Read More

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Show Smart: Be Aware of Virus Outbreaks

November 06, 2016

Take steps to prevent your horse from contracting potentially deadly diseases such as EHV or rabies during competitions.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

November 04, 2016

Two Saddlebred horses tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain. One of the horses has been euthanized. ... Read More

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Highlands County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EEE

November 03, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old grade gelding was euthanized.... Read More

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Can I Use the Bovine Lepto Vaccine on My Horse?

November 02, 2016

Is the leptospirosis vaccine for swine and cattle safe for equine use? ... Read More

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Registration Open for Equine Reproductive Diseases Symposium

October 30, 2016

The Reproductive Diseases in Horses Symposium will take place Nov. 19 in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More

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Research on Streptococcus in Horses Reviewed

October 30, 2016

Decades of studies have shown scientists numerous differences between S. equi and S. zooepidemicus.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes Hendra Vaccine Recommendations

October 28, 2016

The Queensland, Australia, parliament has determined that the Hendra vaccine is safe and effective.... Read More