May 24, 2010
In the wake of a euthanized horse testing positive for the Hendra virus in Queensland, Australia, 11 people are being tested for the disease. Six had reportedly cleared the preliminary test May 21, and all are expected to test negative.
May 21, 2010
One case of Hendra virus has been confirmed, while an exposed horse has tested negative for the disease in Queensland, Australia. Biosecurity Queensland confirmed the case May 20 and on May 21 reported initial negative tests for the second hors... Read More
May 19, 2010
It is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect stalls where mares foal. ... Read More
May 14, 2010
Drizzle, a cherished polo pony belonging to the Royal Family of Wales, died during a polo match May 8 following a cardiac event, according to several sources.
The 10-year-old dark brown and white spotted mare "could not be saved... Read More
May 01, 2010
Daily, humans wage chemical warfare against an overwhelming population--bacteria. The arsenal of our chemical warfare relies on a mighty weapon--antimicrobial drugs (AMD). Of these substances, antibiotics have been a formidable weapon... Read More
May 01, 2010
Because of the potential for anthelmintic resistance, deworming decisions should be based on fecal egg counts.... Read More
January 01, 2010
Make sure you meet paperwork requirements before shipping horses, whether across oceans or state lines. ... Read More
October 17, 2009
One of the irritating compounds that can accumulate inside a horse barn is ammonia (NH3). High concentrations of ammonia in the air can irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth and possibly increase the susceptibility o... Read More
September 15, 2009
Special laboratory equipment is not needed to produce bacteria-free platelet concentrates (commonly referred to as platelet-rich plasma), but stringent attention to proper aseptic technique is essential.
Equine veterinarians are using... Read More
September 11, 2009
The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans.
September 01, 2009
Don't bring a disease home to your horses when buying used tack or even sharing equipment with your friends. ... Read More
September 01, 2009
Take a closer look at your barn and property and ensure it's safe for horses and handlers.... Read More
August 26, 2009
The long list of diseases that humans could potentially contract after being bitten by a horse gives new meaning to the old adage, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth."
According to the report, "That Horse Bit Me: Zoonotic... Read More
August 22, 2009
The semen of some stallions tolerates freezing well, while the semen of others does not. Researchers are trying to discover the reasons for this in order to develop freezing protocols that decrease the variability of sperm, thereby increasing th... Read More
August 20, 2009
A veterinarian exposed to a horse infected with Hendra virus has tested positive for the disease and is hospitalized in an induced coma, said the Australian Horse Industry Council.
Three horses on a Cawarral, Queensland, property died in... Read More
August 19, 2009
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August 17, 2009
August 03, 2009
Union Jack Stable and Garden announce the release of the Solid One-Piece Hygiene Shovel, an ideal tool for stable owners, barn managers, and equine health professionals.
This new product is made from a solid piece of lightweight,... Read More
July 18, 2009
June 16, 2009
A new large animal isolation unit that sets the standard for patient housing and infection control opened May 25 at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).
Animals showing signs of infectious disease will... Read More
May 24, 2009
We're all familiar with the medical/veterinary axiom: First do no harm. A recent Colorado State University (CSU) study extended this principle to biosecurity for ambulatory veterinarians: First, don't bring any diseases into a patient's... Read More
April 01, 2009
Q: I have searched the Internet and asked everyone I know about the abnormal sheath buildup on my 17-year-old palomino gelding. Ever since we bought him, we noticed a large, crusty buildup all over him. We have been cleaning him... Read More
March 21, 2009
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. All of these can infect and cause disease in animals--which is especially noteworthy when you consider that more than 70% of infectious diseases of domestic animals and wildlife can also infect humans.... Read More
March 17, 2009
A summary of infectious disease topics from the 2008 AAEP Convention held in San Diego, California. ... Read More
March 02, 2009
In recent years, infections and fatalities due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been making the news. However, information specific to equids has sometimes been hard to come by. British actress and broadcaster... Read More
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