Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases

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Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

August 25, 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More

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KSU Vet: Watch for Vesicular Stomatitis

August 25, 2014

A KSU vet is cautioning owners about the contagious viral disease that affects horses, livestock, and sometimes humans.... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Quarantines

August 21, 2014

Colorado officials have 184 premises quarantined for VS, while Texas officials have 44 facilities quarantined.... Read More

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Vaccine Reactions

August 19, 2014

While most vaccines are administered without problems, side effects can occur. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Additional VS Cases Reported in Texas, Colorado

August 14, 2014

Officials have quarantined additional premises after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Cases

August 07, 2014

Animal health officials in Colorado and Texas have reported additional equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases.... Read More

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Zoonoses: What Horse Owners Need to Know

August 06, 2014

Here's what you need to know about zoonoses that affect horses and how to prevent them. ... Read More

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Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus Found in Neurologic Horse

August 03, 2014

The virus once thought to be inert in horses was identified in a neurologic Brazilian horse, researchers say.... Read More

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14 Additional Texas Premises Quarantined for VS

July 31, 2014

To date, 35 premises in nine Texas counties have been quarantined due to VS-positive horses and cattle.... Read More

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Number of Colorado Facilities with Equine VS Jumps to 21

July 30, 2014

The quarantines are located in Boulder, Broomfield, El Paso, Larimer, and Weld counties.... Read More

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Eight Additional Texas Premises Quarantined for VS

July 28, 2014

To date, 21 facilities in eight counties have been quarantined due to vesicular stomatitis-positive animals.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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AVA: Vaccinate Australian Horses against Hendra Now

July 26, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) urges owners to have horses vaccinated against the deadly virus. ... Read More

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Seven Colorado Facilities Quarantined for VS

July 24, 2014

Seven facilities in two counties are quarantined after horses tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Texas Confirms Additional Equine VS Cases

July 22, 2014

Horses residing in Bastrop, Travis, and Guadalupe counties have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Boulder Co., Colorado

July 21, 2014

A Boulder County premises is under quarantine after equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) was confirmed there.... Read More

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New Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Gladstone, Queensland

July 21, 2014

A deceased horse tested positive for hendra virus infection late Friday (July 18).... Read More

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Are Exotic Pets a Disease Risk to European Horses?

July 20, 2014

Exotic pets could carry foreign vector-borne diseases that can be deadly to horses, French researchers say.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Colorado Horses

July 18, 2014

Four horses on two Weld County premises have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis.... Read More

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Five Tips for Avoiding Infection while Traveling with Horses

July 16, 2014

Colorado State veterinarians remind riders to take steps to prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.... Read More

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Texas Officials Report Additional Equine VS Cases

July 14, 2014

Vesicular stomatitis (VS) was recently confirmed in horses in Travis and Bastrop counties.... Read More

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Another Texas Horse Tests Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis

July 07, 2014

The newest case, reported July 3, was identified in a Nueces County horse.... Read More

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Louisiana Issues Vesicular Stomatitis Animal Health Warning

July 01, 2014

The state is imposing enhanced requirements on animals entering Louisiana from states with diagnosed VS cases.... Read More

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Hendra Virus Kills Horse on New South Wales' North Coast

June 23, 2014

Veterinarians have confirmed hendra virus as the cause of death of a horse residing west of Murwillumbah..... Read More

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Additional Texas Horse Diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis

June 23, 2014

The newly confirmed case is in a horse residing in Nueces County, about 10 miles south of Mathis.... Read More

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Three More Texas Horses Diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis

June 19, 2014

Three additional Texas horses were diagnosed with vesicular stomatitis this week.... Read More