Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)

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.


UK Researcher Awarded $2.9 Million for EAV Research

March 05, 2013

Udeni Balasuriya, BVSc, MS, PhD, will study genetic factors related to the EAV carrier state in stallions. ... Read More


Understanding the OIE's Role in Disease Prevention

February 02, 2013

The World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) standards help prevent the spread of infectious disease.... Read More


What's in an OIE Reference Laboratory?

January 25, 2013

There are 236 OIE reference laboratories covering 112 animal diseases, including equine-specific ailments.... Read More


EVA Confirmed in Gloucestershire, England

October 12, 2012

A case of equine viral arteritis (EVA) has been confirmed in a Gloucestershire, England, stallion.... Read More


Safe and Healthy Equine Travels Start at Home

August 27, 2012

Whether traveling to an out-of-state show or a mile away to the park, good equine health care starts at home.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Juliana Roberta Campos

July 28, 2012

Campos' anticipated graduation is in fall 2012. She hopes to pursue a PhD thereafter.
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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2011

April 09, 2012

Reported included diseases contagious equine metritis, equine influenza, strangles, and equine herpesvirus.... Read More


AAEP Release Guidelines on Equine Venereal Disease Control

February 15, 2012

The guidelines focus on controlling the transmission of EAV, CEM, and EHV-1.... Read More


French EVA Outbreak Stabilizing

July 12, 2011

A stallion, several mares, and a foal have tested positive for equine viral arteritis at two French Lusitano... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2011

July 07, 2011

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following ... Read More


Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

April 24, 2011

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by ... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2010

April 06, 2011

International reports of contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, equine influenza, strangles, equine piroplasmosis, equine arteritis virus, Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile virus, salmonella, and more.... Read More


Morris Animal Foundation Funds Equine Arteritis Virus Study

February 22, 2011

The Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) announced Feb. 2 that it would fund $10,800 for researchers at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center to conduct a genome-wide association study of horses for susceptibility to equine arteritis ... Read More


EVA Confirmed in Great Britain

December 10, 2010

A breeding stallion in West Sussex, England, has tested positive for equine viral arteritis (EVA), according to a report filed by the British equestrian magazine Horse & Hound. The confirmation of the EVA was announced Dec. 8.... Read More


EVA Outbreak in Argentina

October 31, 2010

An outbreak of abortion associated with equine arteritis virus (EAV) infection occurred on a Thoroughbred breeding farm in San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires Province, in March 2010. On March 31, EAV was detected by reverse-transcription polyme... Read More


EVA: Stallion in England Tests Positive

August 06, 2010

A stallion has tested positive for the venereal disease Equine viral arteritis (EVA) in Staffordshire, England, reports HorseandHound. Breeding restrictions have ... Read More


EVA and EHV-1 Research a Focus at the Gluck Equine Research Center

June 23, 2010

Equine arteritis virus (EVA) and equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) are the two main topics of research for Udeni Balasuriya, BVSc, MS, PhD, associate professor of virology at the Gluck Equine Research Center. Balasuriya, who joined the Gluck Center in 200... Read More


Equine Viral Arteritis Monitoring Is Ongoing

June 16, 2010

The Office of the (KY) State Veterinarian is continuing to monitor an outbreak of equine viral arteritis that has been reported in Argentina, according to a recent news release from that office. Information available suggests th... Read More


Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More



March 08, 2010

A recap of the reproduction topics covered at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More


EVA Discussed at Veterinary Convention

January 14, 2010

An engaging Table Topic discussion on Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) was held at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Approximately 40 equine practitioners attended the discussion, which touched on s... Read More


Sexually Transmitted Disease

November 01, 2009

Many kinds of sexually transmitted diseases can affect horses; protect your stallions and mares from the most common offenders.

The horse's reproductive system is not perfect and often throws up roadblocks when... Read More


Kester News Hour

March 17, 2009

Top 2008 equine studies include lawsonia, EPM, heart murmurs, etc., at the AAEP Convention.... Read More


Questions to Ask Before Breeding a Mare

February 02, 2009

Thinking of breeding your mare this spring? The recent outbreak of contagious equine metritis (CEM, which is caused by bacterium Taylorella equigenitalis) in the United States and the previous outbreak of equine viral arteritis (EVA) have... Read More