Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Diagnosing Equine Neurologic Diseases

January 16, 2018

Diagnostic evaluation begins with a neurologic exam to localize the lesion and continues with more focused testing.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2017

January 16, 2018

Diagnosed diseases included strangles, EHV-1, equine influenza, rabies, tetanus, and Potomac horse fever, among others.... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2017

January 15, 2018

Dr. Regina Turner recaps research on endometritis, factors affecting pregnancy rates, treating placentitis, and more.... Read More

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Post-Colic-Surgery Salmonellosis and Long-Term Prognosis

January 14, 2018

Horses that developed salmonellosis after surgery and survived to discharge did as well as unaffected counterparts.... Read More

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Single EHV-1 Case Reported at Belmont Park

January 11, 2018

The horse tested positive after developing a fever and mild respiratory issues.... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Presents Problems for Przewalski Horses

January 07, 2018

Researchers say the disease kills one out of five Przewalski horses in one major refuge area.... Read More

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Purdue Horsemen's Forum Scheduled for Feb. 10

January 04, 2018

Presentation topics will include metabolic issues, breeding, melanoma, lameness in prepurchase exams, and more.... Read More

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Washington EHV: At Least 16 Horses Test Positive

December 28, 2017

Sixteen horses at one King County facility have tested positive for EHV-1, seven of which have been euthanized.... Read More

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UKVDL Offering New Panels: Equine Diarrhea Multiplex PCR

December 22, 2017

The three new problem-based panels offer a focused diagnostic test selection for equine diarrhea cases.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in King County, Washington, Horse

December 18, 2017

The affected 13-year-old Haflinger gelding is not exhibiting neurologic signs of disease at this time.... Read More

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EVA Prevalence in Spanish Horses

December 17, 2017

Blood samples revealed a 21% positive rate in breeding stallions compared to 6.7% in sport horses.... Read More

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What Should I Do if My Horse Was Exposed to Disease?

December 15, 2017

A veterinarian offers advice the steps to take if your horse could have been exposed to an infectious disease.... Read More

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Boise Wild Horse Corral Reopens After Strangles Outbreak

November 29, 2017

About 75% of the horses at the facility contracted strangles, and all have fully recovered. ... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Havelock, Quebec, Horse

November 27, 2017

The affected horse was tested prior to being moved to a new premises, officials said. The animal is now quarantined.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jamie Norris

November 25, 2017

Norris is studying apicomplexan parasites, specifically Sarcocystis neurona, EPM's primary causative agent.... Read More

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Sears Awarded EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow

November 21, 2017

Dr. Kelly Sears' equine piroplasmosis research resulted in the discovery of a new Theileria organism.... Read More

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BI Announces 2017 Equine Research Award Recipients

November 21, 2017

The "Advancement in Equine Research Award" gives $45,000 for infectious disease research. ... Read More

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Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More

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Attack of the Rabid Fox

November 17, 2017

A horse owner captured a video of a fox in his horse pasture, but then the fox attacked. Find out what saved his horses.... Read More

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EIA: What's the Big Deal?

November 17, 2017

Find out where veterinarians are seeing an uptick in equine infectious anemia cases.... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Is My Horse Neurologic or Lame?

November 14, 2017

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Infographic: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Vaccines for All Ages

November 13, 2017

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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N.C. Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate After EEE Cases

November 01, 2017

A pony mare in Bladen County and an American Quarter Horse gelding in Camden County tested positive.... Read More

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Is Your Horse Safe From Equine Infectious Anemia?

November 01, 2017

Equine infectious anemia can destroy horses' red blood cells and cause weakness, anemia, and death.... Read More