Rabies

Flying foxes, a type of fruit bat native to Australia, are thought to pass the deadly hendra virus to horses, however the exact mode of transmission remains unclear.

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Bat Lyssavirus Could Pose Threat to Humans, Animals

September 01, 2014

The confirmation Australian bat lyssavirus in horses highlights the need for greater awareness of the disease, vets say.... Read More

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Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More

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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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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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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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Veterinarian: Keep Horses' Vaccines Current

May 28, 2014

South Carolina state veterinarian Boyd Parr, DVM, recommends owners keep their horses' vaccinations current.... Read More

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Va. Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate for EEE, WNV, Rabies

May 07, 2014

Officials fear that owners could be lulled into not vaccinating by the lack of disease activity last year.... Read More

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Vaccines for all Ages

May 01, 2014

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Rabies Found in Parker Co., Texas, Horse

April 30, 2014

The horse recently attended a show; officials urge people who've come in contact with him to see a doctor.... Read More

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Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

April 16, 2014

Researchers have launched an interactive map to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world.... Read More

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Recent Rabies Cases Highlight Importance of Vaccinating

March 12, 2014

Vaccinating your horse against rabies is the best way to help protect him from contracting the disease.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Bitten by Rabid Skunk

February 28, 2014

The horse had previously been vaccinated against rabies and is under veterinary care.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Cases Reported in 2013

July 20, 2013

Vaccination can help prevent horses from contracting rabies, which is invariably fatal.... Read More

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Rabies Confirmed in Two Colorado Horses

June 14, 2013

Two Weld County horses residing on separate premises have tested positive for rabies.... Read More

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Equine Neurologic Disease

June 08, 2013

The accurate diagnosis of equine neurologic disease is important for several reasons.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Cases During 2011

June 04, 2013

Eleven states and Puerto Rico reported 44 rabid equids in 2011.... Read More

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Update on Equine Australian Bat Lyssavirus Case

May 24, 2013

Officials visited the affected horse's home property and reported no animals were showing signs of illness.... Read More

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Australian Bat Lyssavirus a Worry for Vets and Horse Owners

May 20, 2013

Confirmation of a horse with Australian bat lyssavirus could increase disease risk to vets and horse owners. ... Read More

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Queensland Horse Euthanized after Contracting Bat Lyssavirus

May 17, 2013

This is the first case where Australian bat lyssavirus has been identified in a horse.... Read More

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Rabies, EIA Confirmed in Colorado Horses

April 29, 2013

A Logan County horse tested positive for rabies while a Garfield County horse tested positive for EIA. ... Read More

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Va. Horse Owners Urged to Consider WNV, EEE, Rabies Vaccines

April 19, 2013

Animal health officials are urging horse owners talk with vets about vaccinating against WNV, EEE, and rabies.... Read More

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Triaging Acute Equine Neurologic Emergencies

March 19, 2013

One veterinarian reviewed the steps in triaging acute equine neurologic emergencies in the field.... Read More

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Understanding the OIE's Role in Disease Prevention

February 02, 2013

The World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) standards help prevent the spread of infectious disease.... Read More

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Minnesota Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

January 09, 2013

A horse residing in Mower County tested positive for rabies on Jan. 4 after showing clinical signs last week.... Read More