January 06, 2009
By being proactive and implementing disease-reducing programs, owners can control horse health on the farm.... Read More
January 01, 2009
Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More
December 19, 2008
A gift of vaccines to help prevent the suffering--and even death--of thousands of working horses and donkeys has arrived in Ethiopia, arranged as a gift by a Colorado State University veterinarian. The vaccines, donated by Fort Dodge Animal... Read More
December 09, 2008
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Dec. 8 unveiled the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a nonprofit program that will provide free equine vaccines to qualified... Read More
December 05, 2008
West Nile-Innovator DNA, a vaccine for horses to aid in the prevention of viremia caused by the potentially deadly West Nile virus, was launched by Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, Dec. 4. Developed in collaboration with... Read More
November 10, 2008
In 2001, University of Florida veterinarian Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, became an authority on West Nile virus by accident. That year, Long and other UF Large Animal Medicine clinicians saw some of the first Florida horses breaking with... Read More
November 05, 2008
According to a statement from the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office, the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, today confirmed a diagnosis of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) in a Paint filly in Gallatin County.... Read More
November 02, 2008
Young horses are more susceptible to the dangers of tetanus than their older counterparts and are at a greater risk of death due to the disease, according to recent study carried out by Belgian researchers at the University of Liege.
Their... Read More
November 02, 2008
The recent deaths of approximately 100 horses in Florida in an apparent outbreak of equine botulism have highlighted the need for a better understanding of the causes of the dreaded disease, and how it can be prevented.
Haylage contaminated... Read More
November 01, 2008
October 30, 2008
Most U.S. states reported a large animal rabies case from 2002 to 2006. However, there are eight states that reported more than 41 reported cases of rabies in horses, cattle or sheep: Texas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, Kansas, Nebraska,... Read More
October 24, 2008
Key strategies for prevention of EHV-1 include biosecurity measures, which are more reliant than vaccination.... Read More
October 24, 2008
Several poorly understood aspects of equine herpesvirus-1 infection are discussed at a 2007 meeting.... Read More
September 19, 2008
Recent flooding, including flooding from storm surge and rains due to Hurricane Ike, likely will lead to significantly increased mosquito activity in many parts of Texas.
"Flooding in many parts of the state has created optimal conditions... Read More
September 18, 2008
Immediate danger to livestock from hurricanes comes from drowning due to storm surges and accumulated rainfall. Injury can occur from flying debris or electric shock from downed power lines. But the risk of injury doesn't end when the... Read More
September 01, 2008
Rabies. The word conjures up chilling images from old movies: a snarling dog, foaming at the mouth, attacking anything that moves. But did you know horses are very susceptible to this disease?
Skunks, foxes, bats, and raccoons are the main wil... Read More
August 15, 2008
Equine authorities discussed numerous infectious disease topics and studies during the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More
August 12, 2008
A horse in Dodge County, Wisc., has died from Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease that is easily prevented by vaccination.
A yearling Quarter Horse died from EEE in Juneau July 28, one day after it showed... Read More
August 05, 2008
Kentucky Public Health officials have confirmed a case of rabies in a horse in Pulaski County. According to Michael Auslander, DVM, MSPH, state public health veterinarian with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the infected... Read More
July 27, 2008
West Nile virus (WNV), an arbovirus endemic in North America, is the causative agent of West Nile equine encephalomyelitis (WNEE) and an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of horses with signs of neurologic disease. West... Read More
July 07, 2008
The time to protect horses from West Nile virus (WNV) is now, said David Wong, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, assistant professor of equine medicine at Iowa State University's Veterinary Medical Center.
"The peak of West Nile season is Augus... Read More
July 02, 2008
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson is urging horse owners to get their animals vaccinated as the number of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases are on the rise.
As of June 30, there were four times as... Read More
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Q. I recently purchased a horse from an auction, and she came with no health records whatsoever. Should I just deworm and vaccinate her like my other horses? Does she need any special care?