Recent News for Infectious Diseases

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders Detected at 2016 Olympic Equestrian Facilities

August 04, 2015

A horse at the site tested positive in April, but officials say the diagnosis isn't necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in South Dakota

August 03, 2015

Two confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis have been found in the western part of the state.... Read More

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Deltamethrin for Culicoides, AHS Control Studied

August 01, 2015

Researchers found that the insecticide deltamethrin did not appear to prevent midges from feeding on horses.... Read More

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Additional Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in Washington

July 31, 2015

Five new cases have been confirmed. Three horses are recovering, one died, and one was euthanized.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

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Texas Horse Owners: Take Steps to Protect Against EEE, WNV

July 30, 2015

As of July 30, three and five Texas horses have tested positive for WNV and EEE, respectively, so far this year. ... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Wyoming

July 29, 2015

A horse in Laramie County, Wyoming, tested positive for vesicular stomatitis on July 22, a USDA statement said.... Read More

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Wet Spring, High Mosquito Numbers Could Mean More WNV

July 29, 2015

Horse owners should take steps to protect their animals, including vaccinating and implementing insect control measures.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Networking Association Returns Aug. 18

July 28, 2015

The Aug. 18 lecture topic will be "Biosecurity and Vaccination: Evaluating Flu and Herpes Risk."... Read More

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All Texas Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released

July 27, 2015

The final premises released was in Ward County, approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton. ... Read More

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Working Equids: The Impact of Infectious Disease

July 26, 2015

Despite the enormous positive impact of these horses and donkeys, their health isn't always a top priority for owners.... Read More

Carleigh Fedorka

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Carleigh Fedorka

July 25, 2015

Fedorka's research could, in the future, allow breeders to modulate post-breeding endometrial inflammation in mares.... Read More

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First Colorado Horse of 2015 Infected with WNV

July 24, 2015

Officials say a horse in Boulder County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Additional WNV, EEE Cases Reported in Texas Horses

July 24, 2015

A south Texas horse tested positive for WNV while the EEE cases were found in the eastern part of the state.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November

July 24, 2015

This symposium will focus on the immune system's role in equine diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites.... Read More

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Queensland Reports First Equine Hendra Case of 2015

July 24, 2015

Testing confirmed that a horse residing in the Atherton Tablelands died from the virus earlier this week.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.

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Economic Impacts of Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreaks

July 24, 2015

The economic impacts of 2014 vesicular stomatitis outbreak were felt within the equine industry at multiple levels. ... Read More

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Colorado VS: Six Counties Now Affected

July 23, 2015

Facilities in Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Montezuma, and Montrose counties are under quarantine.... Read More

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Watch for Potomac Horse Fever

July 23, 2015

Staff at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has seen a recent trend in positive results for Potomac horse fever. ... Read More

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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2015

July 21, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Kennewick is recovering.... Read More

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It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

July 21, 2015

There's still time to take steps to protect your horse from these two potentially deadly mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2015

July 20, 2015

Reported diseases include equine herpesvirus, strangles, equine viral arteritis, contagious equine metritis, and more... Read More

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What Horse Owners Need to Know About EPM

July 17, 2015

This neurologic condition can prove deadly for some horses, but others recover with treatment. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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South Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2015

July 16, 2015

An unvaccinated horse from Barnwell County died after contracting the mosquito-borne disease.... Read More