West Nile Virus (WNV)
April 26, 2010
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges all horse owners to ask their veterinarians for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) vaccination recommendations for their animals. An increased number ... Read More
March 18, 2010
A veterinary student was diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV) in May 2009 after performing a necropsy on a 4-month-old Welsh pony from Gauteng, South Africa.
Six days after performing the necropsy, the student developed fever, malais... Read More
March 08, 2010
Diagnosis and treatment recommendations for neurologic diseases, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More
February 08, 2010
It's a variant of Murphy's Law: Anytime you think you have a handle on something, the unexpected happens and you're off balance again. The equine health world might be in this boat now concerning West Nile virus infection in horses.... Read More
February 01, 2010
When we only had one vaccine for West Nile virus (WNV) in horses, vaccination was quite simple. Then when different types of vaccines came along, the waters got a little muddier, especially for pregnant mares in which breeders feared risking no... Read More
January 06, 2010
TheHorse.com is getting 2010 off to a great start with three more Fact Sheets on topics that are important to our readers. The new fact sheets cover vaccinations for your horse, West Nile virus, and equine colic. ... Read More
December 23, 2009
A variety of environmental factors might be related to West Nile virus infections in horses, reported a Florida research team lead by Leslie M.V. Rios, PhD, from the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.... Read More
December 02, 2009
Horse owners looking for up-to-date information on parasites and drug resistance can find two new videos on TheHorse.com containing presentations made in Kentucky to a group of veterinarians, vet techs, and horse owners. These are sponsored b... Read More
November 23, 2009
New equine West Nile virus vaccines have been approved by the USDA. The vaccine line, called Vetera, is manufactured by Boehringer-Ingelheim, a privately held pharmaceutical company.
The Vetera line of West Nile virus vaccines... Read More
October 15, 2009
The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office today noted that a seventh 2009 case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed.
An 18-month-old Quarter horse filly in ballard County had an onset of clinical signs of ataxia, lethargy, and... Read More
October 10, 2009
This morning (Oct. 10), the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office sent out an alert that the sixth equine case of West Nile virus had been confirmed.
The University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center confirmed the diagnosis... Read More
October 03, 2009
West Nile virus (WNV) has re-emerged in Italy, resulting in 28 equine clinical cases, including seven deaths as of last week, according to an epidemiological bulletin produced by the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molis... Read More
September 12, 2009
September 06, 2009
Many equine health professionals are worried that because of the economic recession that's lasted more than a year, many horses are either not vaccinated or are under-vaccinated to protect them agasint common diseases.
According to the... Read More
September 05, 2009
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has confirmed and announced Virginia's first positive case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse for 2009. The 16-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare was from Pittsylvania... Read More
September 03, 2009
As of Aug. 25, Florida led the United States in the number of documented equine cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease with mortality rates of around 90% in horses. Washington state officials had confirmed the most... Read More
August 24, 2009
West Nile virus cases are popping up across the country, with Washington state reporting the highest number of equine cases.
As of Aug. 19, Washington animal health authorities had reported 12 equine cases. Other states reporting cases... Read More
August 18, 2009
August 07, 2009
When West Nile virus (WNV) made its march from East Coast to West Coast starting in late 1999, California was one of the last states to be struck by the disease. In the past couple of years, California has one of the the highest rates... Read More
August 06, 2009
The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces the first state detection of a West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pool in Maryland in 2009. State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) laboratory results confirmed the presence of WNV in... Read More
August 05, 2009
Laboratory results received Tuesday (Aug. 4) from Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center confirms the diagnosis of West Nile virus (WNV) having affected a yearling colt in Caldwell County, Kentucky. This is according to the... Read More
July 11, 2009
Almost 480 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you know which WNV vaccine your veterinarian uses on your horse(s)?"