Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Virginia Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

September 30, 2014

An unvaccinated 8-year-old Paint gelding from Augusta County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Australian Vets: Have Horses Vaccinated against Hendra

September 28, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association debunks some misconceptions about the safety of the hendra virus vaccine.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashish Tiwari

September 27, 2014

Viruses have always intrigued Ashish Tiwari and inspired him to pursue a career researching influenza virus.... Read More

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VS Outbreak in Texas, Colorado Continues

September 26, 2014

Twelve premises in Texas and 126 premises in Colorado remain quarantined.... Read More

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New Jersey Reports First Equine EEE Cases of 2014

September 26, 2014

A Gloucester County mare, a Ocean County mare, and a Burlington County gelding succumbed to the disease. ... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Second Equine WNV Case of 2014

September 25, 2014

The affected horse, a 3-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare from Marion County, has been euthanized.... Read More

Udeni Balasuriya, a professor at the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, was recently awarded a $2.9 million grant to identify the genetic factors responsible for establishment of equine arteritis virus (EAV) carrier state in stallions.

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Update: Balasuriya's Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV) Research

September 25, 2014

Dr. Udeni Balasuriya hopes to identify the viral and host factors involved in the EAV carrier state in the stallion. ... Read More

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EEE Kills Ohio Horses

September 24, 2014

Four horses from Ashtabula and Trumbull counties have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... Read More

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West Nile Virus Reported In Three Utah Horses

September 22, 2014

Tests have confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in horses residing in Box Elder, Uintah, and Iron counties.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Three Michigan Horses

September 22, 2014

Officials confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in an Oakland County horse and in two Lenawee County horses.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2014

September 19, 2014

The affected horse had been vaccinated for EEE more than a year ago, but was not revaccinated this year.... Read More

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Equine VS Cases Still Being Reported in Texas, Colorado

September 18, 2014

Fourteen premises in Texas and 168 in Colorado remain under quarantine.... Read More

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New York Horses Positive for EEE; Owners Urged to Vaccinate

September 16, 2014

Six horses residing in Madison, Wayne, Oneida, and Oswego counties have tested positive for EEE so far in 2014.... Read More

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CEM: What Every Stallion Owner Should Know

September 15, 2014

Here are some steps breeders should take to help keep the United States free of contagious equine metritis (CEM). ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Event Stabling Facilities

September 15, 2014

Stabling at equine-event facilities could expose your horse to infectious disease pathogens. Learn how to evaluate risk.... Read More

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WNV Confirmed in Jefferson County, Oregon, Horse

September 15, 2014

Bend Equine Medical Center reported that it has confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse residing in Culver.... Read More

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Vaccine Offers Current Defense Against Equine Influenza

September 12, 2014

Zoetis partners with Gluck Center to confirm relevant disease protection against new strains.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Prevalence Evaluated

September 12, 2014

Researchers have confirmed what many veterinarians have feared in recent years: Pigeon fever in horses is on the rise.... Read More

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

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Vesicular Stomatitis: What You Need to Know

September 11, 2014

Since May, more than 300 premises in the United States have been quarantined due to VS.... Read More

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Three Dane Co., Wisconsin, Horses Test Positive for EHV-1

September 10, 2014

Two of the horses are receiving treatment, while one was euthanized after showing neurologic signs of the disease.... Read More

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Washington Horse Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

September 09, 2014

An unvaccinated horse in Omak is the second case of equine West Nile virus confirmed in the state this summer.... Read More

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Colorado Vesicular Stomatitis Update

September 08, 2014

The Colorado State Veterinarian's office offers advice on protecting horses and other livestock from VS.... Read More

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South Carolina Mule Tests Positive for EIA

September 06, 2014

The case is the first confirmed new incidence of EIA originating in South Carolina for more than a decade.... Read More

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First 2014 Case of WNV in Kentucky Reported

September 05, 2014

The affected horse, a 5-year-old located in Calloway County, was euthanized on Sept. 2.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in McLennan County, Texas

September 04, 2014

The newly confirmed vesicular stomatitis case is the first reported in McLennan County.... Read More