Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Two Colorado Counties

July 02, 2015

Horses in Montrose and Delta counties tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) on July 2.... Read More

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California EHV-1 Quarantines Released

July 02, 2015

Animal health officials released the quarantines in San Joaquin and Riverside counties on June 30.... Read More

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Horse Owners Should Take Precautions Against EEE, WNV

July 01, 2015

Vaccinating, eliminating standing water, and stalling horses can reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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Adult Horses Get Pneumonia, Too

June 29, 2015

This inflammation of the lungs most commonly affects foals, but that doesn't mean your mature horse isn't at risk... Read More

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Horse Owners: There's Still Time to Take Action Against WNV

June 26, 2015

Vaccination and good horse and pest management can help protect horses from WNV during peak mosquito season.... Read More

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Riverside County, California, Equids Test Negative for EHV-1

June 24, 2015

Meanwhile, no additional equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases have been reported in San Joaquin County.... Read More

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New South Wales Confirms First Equine Hendra Case of 2015

June 24, 2015

Officials said an unvaccinated 19-year-old gelding died after showing clinical signs of infection for two to three days.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Reported in Oregon

June 23, 2015

Three horses that were at the Far West Championship Horse Show tested positive and more are showing clinical signs.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in Two California Counties

June 22, 2015

Equids residing in Riverside and San Joaquin counties have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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No New EHV-1 Cases Reported in Oregon Since June 1

June 19, 2015

The last reported positive, a 14-year old Quarter Horse, was released from the hospital and is quarantined at his home.... Read More

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How to Protect Horses From Lyme Disease

June 17, 2015

Some ticks can carry and transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease to horses. Here's what you should remember.... Read More

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VS Confirmed in Ward County, Texas, Horse

June 15, 2015

The two previously infected herds in Reeves and Pecos counties have been released from quarantine.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Vaccine in Horses

June 14, 2015

Learn how vaccination can help protect horses from this potentially deadly zoonotic disease.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantines in California, Virginia Lifted

June 13, 2015

No additional horses in either state tested positive for the virus during the quarantine periods.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Offers Free Online Courses

June 11, 2015

The Advanced Horsemanship Program's first modules focus on EHV-1, the hoof, and the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Does My Horse Have a 'Cold'?

June 09, 2015

Find out how to prevent equine upper respiratory tract infections from spreading throughout your barn.... Read More

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BLM Arizona Issues Equine Influenza Advisory

June 08, 2015

Six wild burros from the Black Mountain Herd Management Area tested positive influenza last month.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Consult Your Vets Regarding Vaccinations

June 08, 2015

Following floods, Texas animal health officials say mosquito-borne disease incidence could increase.... 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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Vaccinate Australian Horses Against Hendra Virus Now

June 05, 2015

Veterinarians say vaccination is the most effective way to protect people and their horses from the deadly hendra virus.... Read More

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Caring for Critically Ill Newborn Foals

June 03, 2015

Learn about healthy foals, problems that are common in newborns, how veterinarians treat these issues, and more.... Read More

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New Equine Herpesvirus Case Reported in Oregon

June 02, 2015

The Marion County gelding has tested positive for both the wild type and the more serious neuropathogenic form of EHV-1.... Read More

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Practical Management of Strangles Outbreaks in Horses

May 31, 2015

Strangles outbreaks can be devastating, but the damage can be minimized or prevented through practical control plans.... Read More

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UKVDL Part of Larger Animal Health Monitoring Network

May 28, 2015

The Veterinary Diagnostic Lab is in-the-know on animal diseases, including equine ones, around the state and country.... Read More

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Ensure Horses are Vaccinated Against EEE, WNV, and Rabies

May 26, 2015

Timely vaccination has been shown to decrease disease incidence drastically.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in California, Virginia

May 26, 2015

The California horse is recovering, while the Virginia horse was euthanized.... Read More