Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases

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North Carolina Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

August 15, 2017

The affected horse, a 25-year-old Haflinger from Polk County, was unvaccinated.... Read More

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Factors Associated With Septic Pleuropneumonia Survival

August 13, 2017

A thoracotomy improved affected horses' survival rates while dehydration increased the odds of death.... Read More

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102 Reasons to Vaccinate Horses Against Hendra Virus

August 12, 2017

Since 1994, when the virus was first identified, 102 Australian horses have died or been euthanized due to Hendra virus.... Read More

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NSW's Third Hendra Case of 2017 Confirmed Near Lismore

August 07, 2017

The unvaccinated 12-year-old Welsh Pony mare was euthanized and tested positive for Hendra on Aug. 6.... Read More

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Hendra Virus Confirmed Near Murwillumbah, New South Wales

August 02, 2017

This is the second equine Hendra virus case confirmed in New South Wales, Australia, in 2017.... Read More

2017 <em>R. equi</em> cases in Kentucky

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UKVDL Map of the Month: R. equi

July 30, 2017

Rhodococcus equi is the most serious cause of bacterial pneumonia in foals 4 to 6 months old.... 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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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

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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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New South Wales Confirms First Equine Hendra Case of 2017

July 10, 2017

The 11-year-old unvaccinated gelding has been euthanized.... 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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Seven Tips to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy When Traveling

June 01, 2017

Vaccination and biosecurity can help keep your horse healthy when you take him off the farm.... Read More

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Queensland, Australia, Reports its First 2017 Hendra Case

May 31, 2017

One horse in the Gold Coast Hinterland area was euthanized on the property after rapid deterioration.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Rabies 1989-2016

May 26, 2017

The map displays the historical rabies data for all species affected in Kentucky over the past 27 years.... Read More

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Maine Horse Owners: Now is the Time to Vaccinate

April 25, 2017

Veterinary officials encouraged owners to vaccinate against rabies, Eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile virus.... Read More

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World Equine Airway Symposium Scheduled for July

April 07, 2017

Lecture topics will include performance-limiting upper airway issues, infectious respiratory diseases, EIPH, and more.... Read More

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AVA: Events for Horses Without Hendra Protection is Risky

April 07, 2017

The AVA believes events held exclusively for horses unvaccinated against Hendra virus raise health and welfare concerns.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2016

April 06, 2017

Confirmed diseases include equine herpesvirus, West Nile virus, African horse sickness, strangles, influenza, and more.... Read More

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How to Manage Four Equine Respiratory Emergencies

April 03, 2017

Find tips on handling bacterial pleuropneumonia, pneumothorax and hemothorax, rib fractures, and ARDS in foals.... Read More

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Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More

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Equine Vaccination Q&A

March 07, 2017

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Efficacy Might Last Longer Than we Thought

February 16, 2017

This finding could help veterinarians manage owners of horses that have reacted adversely to the vaccine in the past.... Read More