Lyme Disease


AAEP Researchers Discuss Lyme Disease in Horses

December 30, 2013

Veterinarians agree that more research is needed on Lyme disease in horses.... Read More


Equine Emerging Diseases Reviewed

August 01, 2013

Learn about coronavirus, EPM, Lyme disease, influenza, and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis.... Read More


New Test Could Detect Equine Lyme Disease Sooner (AAEP 2012)

March 17, 2013

The new Lyme disease test can reportedly detect antibodies as early as two to four weeks following infection.... Read More


Lyme Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 21, 2011

Topics discussed clinical signs, treatment options, diagnostic tests, and vaccination against Lyme disease.... Read More


The State of Lyme Disease

October 04, 2011

Horses in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, and near the Great Lakes are at risk of Borrelia burgdorferi exposure.... Read More


Cornell Introduces New Lyme Disease Test

June 19, 2011

A newly released test for Lyme disease in horses and dogs should help improve the understanding of the disease... Read More


Dealing with Ticks

April 12, 2011

Ticks are not only unsightly, they also can transmit infectious diseases such as ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and piroplasmosis to horses. Severe infestations can cause skin irritations and even anemia (a decrease of healthy red blood cells).... Read More


Lyme Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 24, 2011

A well-attended Table Topic session on equine Lyme disease was held at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The audience agreed that the disease is more common in certain parts of the ... Read More


The War On Microbes (Emerging Equine Diseases)

November 01, 2010

In the face of potentially disastrous global warming events, pathogenic microscopic organisms appear to be on a mission to impact the surviving species. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are rapidly adapting to... Read More


Facts and Fallacies of Lyme Disease in Horses

August 01, 2010

Lyme disease (borreliosis) is caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi that is spread to some mammals via the bite of specific hard-bodied ticks. Here we'll review the key advances that have been made over the past 10 years and... Read More


Lyme Disease in Horses: Facts and Fallacies

June 17, 2010

Lyme disease is widely considered the most important insect-borne bacterial infection in North America.... Read More


Vets Consider ‘Chronic’ Lyme in Horses

May 30, 2008

Editor's Note: Updated July 7, 2008, with original information from Dr. Rick Mitchell. Quotes in the original version did not accurately reflect Dr. Mitchell's comments.)

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)... Read More


Groom Carefully as Tick Season Fires Up

May 12, 2008

Everyone wants their horses to be healthy. Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, for which there is no currently licensed equine vaccine available. Pay careful attention to your horses and monitor them for ticks. Lyme disease can also occur in humans, ... Read More


In-House ELISA Test For Borrelia burgdorferi

July 10, 2007

Current tests for Borrelia burgdorferi, a tick-borne spirochete (a spiral-shaped bacterium) that causes Lyme disease in people, horses, dogs, cats, and cows, often take several days to complete and can sometimes lack definitive answers fo... Read More


Workman Finds Horse and Cart Remains at North London Stadium

June 21, 2007

A workman on the site of Arsenal's old stadium in North London might have found evidence to back up a piece of club folklore.

It was long rumored that a horse and cart had fallen into a pit while the original North Bank stand of Highbury... Read More


Lyme Disease: Officials Concerned by Increase in Massachusetts Cases

June 19, 2007

A 50% increase in the number of new Lyme Disease cases in humans reported in Massachusetts from 2004 to 2005 is prompting concerned public health officials to step up efforts to... Read More


Justice Department Pays for Horse Barn Demolished in Hoffa Search

April 04, 2007

Even though Jimmy Hoffa's remains weren't found, the Justice Department paid $160,000 to the owners of a Michigan horse farm to replace a barn the FBI removed last summer, records show.

Records released to The Detroit News under... Read More


Internal Insights

October 01, 2006

Veterinary internal medicine is a growing specialty that boasts nearly 400 large animal internal medicine specialists, many of them focusing on horses. In a time when humans seek out experts in varying medical fields, it's only logical that we seek... Read More


Lyme Disease Update

September 14, 2006

The clinical signs that are typically attributed to Lyme disease (so named because early investigations centered around clusters of the disease in humans around Lyme, Conn.) include fever, stiffness and lameness in multiple limbs, painful muscles... Read More


Lyme Disease Update

May 01, 2005

Lyme disease is a problem more commonly thought to occur in our canine and human friends than horses. However, occur it does, and it can have a wide range of signs and symptoms. This disease is a perplexing and confusing one to diagnose and trea... Read More


Lyme Disease and Shipping Stress

April 01, 2005

We have a horse on antibiotics for Lyme disease. Will the stress from the trip cause a flare-up in this disease? ... Read More


Vaccination of Wild Mice Could Reduce Transmission of Lyme Disease

March 03, 2005

Vaccinating large populations of wild mice against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease could one day help reduce the risk of transmission of the infection to horses.

A recent study, supported by the National Institute of Allergy and... Read More


New Method for Lyme Disease Diagnostics

July 16, 2004

Horse owners will now be able to know the results of a Lyme disease test within minutes instead of having to wait for as long as a week. A new test, the Snap 3Dx assay, to confirm Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative bacterial agent for... Read More


Lyme Disease Treatment and Vaccine

March 01, 2004

Nearly 50% of adult horses in areas of the northeastern United States are or have been infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. Thomas Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVECC, and others at Cornell Universit... Read More


Lyme Disease Research

February 17, 2004

Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, is widespread in the northeastern United States, with nearly 50% of adult horses in some areas infected or with a history of infection.... Read More