Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases


International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2017

January 16, 2018

Diagnosed diseases included strangles, EHV-1, equine influenza, rabies, tetanus, and Potomac horse fever, among others.... Read More


Post-Colic-Surgery Salmonellosis and Long-Term Prognosis

January 14, 2018

Horses that developed salmonellosis after surgery and survived to discharge did as well as unaffected counterparts.... Read More


What Should I Do if My Horse Was Exposed to Disease?

December 15, 2017

A veterinarian offers advice the steps to take if your horse could have been exposed to an infectious disease.... Read More


Attack of the Rabid Fox

November 17, 2017

A horse owner captured a video of a fox in his horse pasture, but then the fox attacked. Find out what saved his horses.... Read More


Vaccines for All Ages

November 13, 2017

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Dr. Fernanda Cesar

October 29, 2017

Cesar is studying neonatal immunology with a focus on R. equi and young foals' immune responses to it.... Read More


Core Equine Diseases Can Be a Death Sentence

October 25, 2017

The threat of deadly equine diseases like rabies is closer than you think. Vaccines can help protect your horse.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 19, 2017

Vets confirmed cases of EHV, influenza, African horse sickness, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More


5 Ways to Protect Horses (and Humans) From Rabies

September 29, 2017

While rabies is fatal, the disease is also preventable. A veterinarian shares five tips to protect your and your horse.... Read More


Rabies in Horses: Preventable but Still Invariably Fatal

September 27, 2017

Once an animal is affected, the disease is invariably fatal. However, rabies prevention is easy. Here's what to know. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Rabies Vaccination

September 26, 2017

Of the 854 respondents, 681 (80%) said their horses are currently vaccinated against rabies.... Read More


Rabies in Horses: What to Know

September 25, 2017

Rabies is life-threatening to horses and humans. Learn about the disease and how to protect yourself and your horse.... Read More


The Horse's Rabies Awareness Week Sponsored by Merck

September 24, 2017

The Horse and Merck have teamed to bring you rabies-related content Sept. 24-30, 2017.... Read More


UK Gluck Center Welcomes Dr. Carrie Shaffer

September 22, 2017

Carrie Shaffer, PhD, is an assistant professor of microbiology and will conduct Rhodococcus research.... Read More


North Carolina Owners: Vaccinate Horses Against Rabies

September 16, 2017

Five cases of rabies have been confirmed in North Carolina livestock so far this year.... Read More


Second North Carolina Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

September 01, 2017

Both affected horses are from the same Polk County farm, which is now under a voluntary quarantine.... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2017

July 13, 2017

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