May 29, 2008
Horse owners and veterinarians are being asked to watch their animals closely for any unusual clinical signs, in light of a cluster of recent positive cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA).
According to Tim Bartlett, DVM, director of... Read More
April 19, 2008
Learn how to protect your horse by managing health and reducing risks on your farm. Equine Guelph and the Ontario Veterinary College's (OVC) teaching hospital are co-sponsoring a seminar on Tuesday, April 22, covering biosecurity and risk... Read More
April 15, 2008
As of April 14, a horse that had shown clinical signs consistent with equine herpesvirus myeloencephalitis while stabled at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., remains in guarded condition at a referral hospital in Lexington. Samples... Read More
April 14, 2008
Based on the results of diagnostic tests, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan has resumed all regular clinical services for equine patients at its Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The decision,... Read More
April 06, 2008
The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks:
A clinically severe outbreak of atypical myoglobinuria/myopathy (AM) was diagnosed among eight non-Thoroughbred horse... Read More
April 04, 2008
New Zealand biosecurity officials are retesting samples taken from horses imported directly from the United States to the Karaka quarantine facility due to conflicting test results that indicate the presence of equine influenza, the... Read More
April 04, 2008
Equine vaccines: the best defense is a good offense.... Read More
April 03, 2008
Leaders of an inquiry into Australia's billion-dollar equine influenza outbreak finished taking evidence Thursday after five months and testimony from 200 witnesses.
Former High Court judge Ian Callinan, who will issue his report by April 25,... Read More
March 22, 2008
As a precautionary measure, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Large Animal Clinic at the University of Saskatchewan is not accepting any nonemergency equine patients to control risks related to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)... Read More
March 12, 2008
A barn at Charles Town Races & Slots was placed under quarantine March 10 after a local veterinarian reported he was treating a 4-year-old filly for neurological signs of an unknown origin.
Live racing and training at the West Virginia... Read More
December 30, 2007
Surveillance for and the investigation of suspected foreign animal diseases is a high priority for state and federal animal health regulatory officials, because the movement of animals and animal products, including semen and embryos, in... Read More
December 28, 2007
Epidemics of equine influenza in Japan and Australia during the summer of 2007 have raised questions regarding the failure of quarantine and influenza vaccination to control the spread of disease.
Expanding and increasingly mobile equine... Read More
November 26, 2007
The outbreak of equine influenza in Australia came about from an apparent lack of concern about horses with elevated temperatures and poor record keeping, according to a groom who worked at the Eastern Creek quarantine facility. The cost of the... Read More
November 18, 2007
Three months after Australia's first-ever outbreak of equine influenza, an independent inquiry into the history and management of the outbreak is uncovering troubling flaws in the government's quarantine procedures, according to
November 14, 2007
The independent inquiry into the Australian outbreak of equine influenza is underway. Judge Ian Callinan, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, is heading up the probe.
James Gilkerson, BVSc, BSc(Vet) Hons, PhD, president of Equine... Read More
November 01, 2007
Equine veterinarians and public health officials are urging horse owners and others who come in frequent contact with horses to wash their hands and clean grooming tools after each use in order to reduce the risk of contracting an... Read More
October 16, 2007
As equine influenza (EI) continues its spread through the infected areas of New South Wales and Queensland, Australian officials have ramped up the quarantine requirements for horses imported into the country.
According to updates released... Read More
October 10, 2007
At the AAEP's Healthy Horse Workshop in Ft. Collins, Colo., on July 28, Josie Traub-Dargatz, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, shared her thoughts on control of infectious... Read More
October 08, 2007
Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium and an important cause of disease in many species. Approximately 10% of healthy horses carry S. aureus in their noses. This occurrence is termed "colonization," as the bacteria are present... Read More
September 15, 2007
The president of Equine Veterinarians Australia painted a picture of cautious optimism today at the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, that equine influenza--even while it continues to be detected on ne... Read More
September 04, 2007
New Zealand has been found to be clear of equine influenza after blood tests taken from horses recently arrived from Australia proved negative, Biosecurity New Zealand (BNZ) said Tuesday.
BNZ carried out tests on all horses which had... Read More
September 04, 2007
The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries said 835 horses on 119 properties across the state were infected with equine influenza (EI) as of Sept. 3, with another 2,900 horses on 319 additional properties considered suspect of having... Read More
July 15, 2007
When an infectious disease is suspected, Scollay said to first establish a perimeter to contain infected and exposed horses, communicate the plan, and only then attempt a diagnosis.... Read More
May 08, 2007
In 1928, Alexander Fleming opened the door to treating bacterial infections when he stumbled upon the first known antibiotic in a Penicillium mold growing in a discarded experiment.
Nearly eight decades later, chemist Helen... Read More
December 26, 2006
The following edited release is from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services' Division of Animal Industry.
Equine Herpesvirus-1 Status Report--Florida
Revised December 25, 2006, at 12:30 pm
Nine... Read More