Rabies

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AAEP Emphasizes Importance of Rabies Vaccines

September 26, 2011

The AAEP strongly recommends an annual rabies vaccine as a "core" vaccination for horses.... Read More

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New Mexico Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

August 19, 2011

An unvaccinated Eddy County, New Mexico horse has tested positive for rabies.... Read More

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Neurologist Joins the Faculty at New Bolton Center

July 28, 2011

Neurologist Amy Johnson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, was recently appointed to the faculty of New Bolton Center.... Read More

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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

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EHV-1 Outbreak: USDA Releases New Report

June 09, 2011

A new USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service report was released yesterday, indicating that the rate ... Read More

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Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy

April 19, 2011

With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you're considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian's ... Read More

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Rabies in Horses: Preventable but Still Invariably Fatal

April 15, 2011

The risk of rabies exposure for horses is higher in geographic localities where the disease is endemic in raccoons, skunks, foxes, or other terrestrial reservoirs. Rabies transmission can also occur from a rabid bat to a horse or secondarily from ... Read More

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Texas Horse Dies of Rabies, Human Exposure Possible

April 11, 2011

Authorities confirmed April 6 that a Texas horse that died April 4 was infected with rabies, according to a press release from the Texas Department of State Heath Services (DSHS). The 7-year-old Quarter Horse gelding began showing signs of illness ... Read More

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Vaccinations for Horses

April 11, 2011

This four-part series on vaccines discusses how vaccines work, efficacy, approval process and storage.... Read More

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Horse Vaccination Basics

April 04, 2011

Learn how vaccines work, which ones your horse should have, and possible reactions.... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Discounted Preventive Care Package

March 09, 2011

Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a ... Read More

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Vaccinating Broodmares

March 08, 2011

Broodmares require additional vaccinations to help ensure their foals are protected from disease.... Read More

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Possible Rabies Outbreak Reported in Argentina

February 07, 2011

According to a report from the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), there recently has been a rise in the number of equine rabies cases diagnosed in the Corrientes province of Argentina. Officials believe the horses were infected wit... Read More

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Infectious Neurologic Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 29, 2011

The Table Topic forum on Infectious Neurologic Diseases at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., was well-attended with 20-30 practitioners in and out during discussions. A list of ... Read More

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Rabies Confirmed in Virginia Miniature Horse

December 14, 2010

The Tazewell County Health Department received confirmation Dec. 9, 2010 that a Miniature Horse from North Tazewell, Va., tested positive for the rabies virus. This is the eighth confirmed case of animal rabies in Tazewell County this year and the... Read More

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Poll: Readers Guess Dogs as Likely Rabies Target

November 02, 2010

More than 930 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which domestic animal do you think is most likely to contract rabies?" ... Read More

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Rabies in Horses: Exposure and Clinical Signs

November 02, 2010

What are the more common ways that a horse would contract rabies? What are the symptoms?... Read More

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Bayer Animal Health Legend of the Year Award

October 27, 2010

When it's late at night, your horse needs help, and you have nowhere to turn, is your veterinarian or veterinary technician the one you can count on? Does he or she consistently provide your horse with a standard of care that allows you a... Read More

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Signs and Management of Equine Metabolic Syndrome Webcast

October 20, 2010

The words "middle-aged, overweight, and sedentary" do not describe a healthy horse. They do, however, describe a growing number of horses. As the obesity epidemic spreads to the equine population, researchers are learning m... Read More

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My Horse Might Have Rabies ... What Now?

October 18, 2010

What should you do if you suspect that your horse has rabies? How should you handle him to keep from getting i... Read More

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Tips to Avoid a Dead Automobile Battery

October 14, 2010

"With fall moving steadily toward winter, this is the time of the year when weak batteries reveal themselves as the temperature drops," says Mark Cole, managing member for USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistanc... Read More

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Horse Trust Appeals For Donations to Cover $37,000 Hay Shortfall

September 15, 2010

Buckinghamshire charity The Horse Trust is facing an additional bill of $36,564 for hay and haylage this year due to a shortfall in production and the rising cost of hay. Last year, The Horse Trust was able to produce the majority of... Read More

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Rabies: Majority of Readers Take Precautions

September 14, 2010

More than 1,010 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "If you knew rabies had been found in wildlife in your area, would you vaccinate your horse for it?" ... Read More

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Rabies Vaccination in Pregnant Mares

August 17, 2010

Q: Can you address off-label use of the rabies vaccine in late-term broodmares? My therio vet won't give it because it's off-label usage. So I arrange for another vet in her practice to vaccinate my late-term mares. I can't imagine my foals not... Read More