Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Utah Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses

July 28, 2017

West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes in Salt Lake County. Officials are encouraging owners to vaccinate horses.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2017

July 27, 2017

The unvaccinated 18-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare from Franklin County is recovering.... Read More

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Minnesota Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

July 27, 2017

The horse from Benton County is the state's first equine rabies case of 2017.... Read More

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New AHS Vaccine Design Showing Promise

July 26, 2017

Researchers tested a vaccine created with "reverse genetics" with positive results.... Read More

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Iberville Parish, Louisiana, Horse Tests Positive for EEE

July 26, 2017

The affected horse was not vaccinated against EEE.... Read More

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South Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2017

July 25, 2017

The affected horse from Dillon County was not known to have been vaccinated and did not survive.... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017

July 25, 2017

The unvaccinated yearling Standardbred-cross gelding from Clark County was euthanized.... Read More

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West Nile Cases Confirmed in California, Wyoming Horses

July 21, 2017

The California horse died while the Wyoming horse is recovering. ... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against Hendra

July 16, 2017

Animal health officials say vaccination is the most effective way of reducing the risk of Hendra infection in horses.... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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International Horse Movements and Disease Risk

July 15, 2017

From 1995 to 2014, the OIE received reports of 54 disease events associated with international horse movement.... Read More

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California Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2017

July 14, 2017

The affected 14-month-old Quarter Horse filly from Kern County displayed severe neurologic signs and was euthanized.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2017

July 13, 2017

Confirmed diseases include influenza, EHV, strangles, nocardioform placentitis, piroplasmosis, EIA, and more.... Read More

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Equine West Nile Virus Threat Remains

July 12, 2017

West Nile appeared in the United States in 1999, but it remains a serious horse health threat. Here's how to combat it.... Read More

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Biosecurity at Equine Events

July 11, 2017

Find tips on managing and preventing a "perfect storm" of infectious disease spread at horse competition facilities.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017

July 11, 2017

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 10-year-old Saddlebred gelding from Wythe County, was euthanized.... Read More

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Laboratory Diagnosis of Strangles

July 10, 2017

Find out how veterinarians diagnose this highly contagious disease in both acute cases and long-term carrier horses.... Read More

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New South Wales Confirms First Equine Hendra Case of 2017

July 10, 2017

The 11-year-old unvaccinated gelding has been euthanized.... Read More

Bornaviruses cause a lethal disease in horses, the borna disease. The pathogens are transmitted by shrews.

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Regional Borna Disease Hot Spot Discovered in Upper Austria

June 30, 2017

Bornaviruses are known to cause a lethal form of encephalitis, called borna disease, in horses and sheep. ... Read More

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Creepy Crawlies, Part 1: Mighty Mosquitoes

June 30, 2017

They might be small, but these flying fiends can spread some deadly diseases. ... Read More

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Mosquito-Borne Disease: Is Your Horse at Risk?

June 28, 2017

These pests can transmit a variety of dangerous pathogens, depending on certain factors in your region.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Concerns About Equine Mosquito-Borne Diseases

June 27, 2017

Of the 274 respondents, 201 (73%) said they are most concerned about West Nile virus.... Read More

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New African Horse Sickness Diagnostic Test Developed

June 26, 2017

The new test takes just four hours to complete. Previous tests took up to two weeks.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2017

June 14, 2017

The affected horse, a vaccinated yearling Thoroughbred filly, is recovering.... Read More

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How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit on Your Farm

June 11, 2017

An effective isolation area can help contain an infectious disease outbreak. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against EEE

June 09, 2017

There were nine recorded cases of EEE in horses in North Carolina in 2016.... Read More