Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE)

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Outbreak Alert Helps in Fighting Equine Disease

December 09, 2011

Since June 2011, the program has provided notification of more than 500 equine disease reports to subscribers.... Read More

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USDA Tracking Equine EEE, WNV Case Numbers

September 28, 2011

The USDA/APHIS is keeping a running tally of the number of confirmed cases of WNV, EEE, and WEE in the U.S.... Read More

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Reminder to Vaccinate Horses against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

September 19, 2011

Pfizer Animal Health is encouraging horse owners and veterinarians to follow the AAEP vaccination guidelines.... Read More

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Post-Rain Tips for Horse Owners

June 23, 2011

Now is the time for horse owners to assess the lingering effects of spring's wet weather.... Read More

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Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy

April 19, 2011

With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you're considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian's ... Read More

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Vaccinations for Horses

April 11, 2011

This four-part series on vaccines discusses how vaccines work, efficacy, approval process and storage.... Read More

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The Changing Face of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

April 05, 2011

Mosquito-borne virus infections of horses pose a continuous and expanding threat to equine health in the United States and internationally. The majority of equine mosquito-borne diseases in the United States today are preventable by immunization; ... Read More

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Horse Vaccination Basics

April 04, 2011

Learn how vaccines work, which ones your horse should have, and possible reactions.... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Discounted Preventive Care Package

March 09, 2011

Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a ... Read More

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Vaccinating Broodmares

March 08, 2011

Broodmares require additional vaccinations to help ensure their foals are protected from disease.... Read More

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EEE Outbreaks Taper as Temperatures Cool

November 20, 2010

Mosquito-borne illness in horses has been a hot topic this summer with several states reporting a record number of positive test results for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). ... Read More

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The War On Microbes (Emerging Equine Diseases)

November 01, 2010

In the face of potentially disastrous global warming events, pathogenic microscopic organisms appear to be on a mission to impact the surviving species. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are rapidly adapting to... Read More

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Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More

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EEE, WEE, and VEE (Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis)

July 01, 2009

Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis can be deadly, but they also can be prevented.

Author’s Note: My grandfather and his neighbors in southern Idaho lost several work horses to "brain... Read More

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Readers Share Top Two Vaccination Choices

June 12, 2009

Approximately 1,270 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which two vaccinations do you feel are most important?"

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Vets Discuss Infectious Neurologic Diseases, AAEP 2008

May 10, 2009

What are the most important neurologic problems veterinarians face throughout the year? That's the question Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, associate dean of the Graduate School at Washington State University and professor of equine... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 06, 2009

A look at equine vaccine options, the necessity of each, and how to plan for boosters throughout the year. ... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More

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Two Texas Horses Positive for EEE

October 10, 2008

Texas has joined at least five other states this year in reporting cases of Eastern equine encephalitis infection in horses. In Houston County, in the southeast corner of the state, a horse with clinical illness has tested positive for the... Read More

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Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

April 21, 2008

Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More

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Equine Encephalitis:The Ever-Present Threat

April 04, 2008

Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis are known killers, but vaccination can help prevent them.... Read More

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Texas: Water Everywhere Raises Risk of Livestock Disease

July 16, 2007

Rushing water, stagnant ponds, or even sudden dry stages after wet periods can lead to outbreaks of livestock disease. Mosquitoes and biting flies, capable of carrying and transmitting diseases, thrive in the damp weather. Prolonged... Read More

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Flooded Plains States: Drying Out, Bracing for Mosquito-Borne Equine Diseases

July 12, 2007

The waters might be receding, but horse owners in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and other areas affected by recent flooding shouldn't drop their guard against flood-related problems just yet. Veterinary authorities say owners in the soggy states... Read More

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Scientists Test Chimera Vaccine

January 16, 2006

A new research model has been developed and successfully used to test a new type of vaccine against West Nile virus (WNV). Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, assistant professor at the University of Florida, proved a chimera WNV vaccine was... Read More

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The Ever-Present Threat

April 01, 2005

Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a 12-part series of articles on vaccinations for horses.

West Nile virus (WNV) might be the new kid on the block, the one gaining all the media attention, but unfortunately, it is not the only... Read More