Recent News for Neurologic Disease

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Michigan Horse Test Positive for West Nile Virus

September 01, 2014

The 8-year-old unvaccinated horse from Grand Traverse County was euthanized after failing to respond to treatment.... Read More

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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West Nile Virus can Threaten Horse Health this Fall

August 20, 2014

It's not too late to help protect your horses from contracting West Nile virus. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Washington Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 20, 2014

The unvaccinated horse from Mesa is showing progressive neurologic signs, including hind end paralysis. ... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports first Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 19, 2014

The unvaccinated St. Croix County Quarter Horse mare is recovering after being treated by a veterinarian.... 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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Second Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 18, 2014

Officials announced last week that the first Lowndes County horse had tested positive for the disease. ... Read More

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New Mexico Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 15, 2014

The unvaccinated horse was euthanized last week after contracting West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Eastern Ontario Horse

August 14, 2014

The 12-year old unvaccinated gelding was euthanized after developing fever and neurologic signs.... Read More

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Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 13, 2014

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says Georgia reported 25 equine EEE cases in 2013.... Read More

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North Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Cases of 2014

August 07, 2014

Two unvaccinated horses--one from Carteret County and one from Bladen County--died after contracting EEE.... 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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Escambia County, Florida, Horse Euthanized due to EEE

August 04, 2014

The unvaccinated horse was recently euthanized after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... 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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Piro-Like Syndrome Making Waves in France

August 02, 2014

French scientists are researching how to prevent the spread of an equine disease they've termed "piro-like."... Read More

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Utah Horse Owners Advised to Take Precautions against WNV

July 30, 2014

Officials strongly advises owners to vaccinate horses against West Nile virus (WNV) if they haven't already.... Read More

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Two Navajo Nation Horses Test Positive for WNV

July 28, 2014

The Navajo Nation Veterinary and Livestock Program said two neurologic horses tested positive on July 25.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jennifer Janes

July 26, 2014

Janes' research has focused on the roles of orthopedic pathology and genetic determinants in wobbler syndrome.... Read More

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Colorado Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

July 21, 2014

Officials confirmed the state's first reported equine WNV case for 2014 in an Adams County horse.... 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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EIA Discovered in Johnson County, Wyoming

July 08, 2014

A Johnson County horse was euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in late June.... Read More

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Take Steps to Protect Horses from WNV Now

June 22, 2014

Start thinking now about protecting yourself and your horse from West Nile virus (WNV) this summer.... Read More

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California Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against WNV

June 19, 2014

Horses should be vaccinated at least annually, ideally prior to mosquito season.... Read More