When Should a Broodmare be Vaccinated for Leptospirosis?

October 13, 2016

Dr. Jacquelin Boggs offers advice for vaccinating pregnant mares to protect them from leptospirosis-caused abortion.... Read More


Can Horses Get Leptospirosis From Wildlife?

October 11, 2016

Dr. Jacquelin Boggs reveals which animals can expose horses to leptospirosis.... Read More


How Does Leptospirosis Cause Both Blindness and Abortion?

October 07, 2016

The same bacterium causes two very different conditions in horses. Dr. Craig Carter explains.... Read More


What is Leptospirosis in Horses?

October 05, 2016

Dr. Craig Carter has spent his career studying leptospirosis. Here, he describes the bacterial condition.... Read More


Protect Your Horse From Leptospirosis

September 29, 2016

Leptospirosis causes recurrent uveitis and abortion in horses. Fortunately, there's a vaccine. Is your horse at risk?... Read More


Poll Recap: Lepto-what?

September 27, 2016

Of the 458 respondents, 158 (34%) said they do not know what leptospirosis is.... Read More


Leptospirosis Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

September 22, 2016

The USDA licensed a vaccine for use in pregnant mares to protect against leptospirosis, one cause of abortion in horses.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Gloria Gellin

July 30, 2016

Gellin is studying the epidemiology of leptospirosis in Central Kentucky and horses' immune response to the disease.... Read More


The Importance of Postmortem Exams on Aborted Fetuses

April 09, 2016

Post-mortem exams are crucial to determine what caused the abortion. Here's what your veterinarian will look for.... Read More


A Look at Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Leptospirosis

April 05, 2016

Researchers believe pathogenic forms of Leptospira bacteria are associated with more than 60% of ERU cases.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2015

March 30, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, influenza, Hendra virus, equine infectious anemia, and more.... Read More


10th Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Scheduled

March 23, 2016

The 10th International Equine Infectious Diseases Conference will convene April 4-8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... Read More


Equine Leptospirosis: 'Now We Have a Vaccine!'

March 22, 2016

Dr. Craig Carter recently presented an overview of equine leptospirosis and described the newly released vaccine.... Read More


UK Study Vital in Leptospirosis Vaccine Development

January 31, 2016

Researchers recently celebrated the culmination of years of work with the release of a vaccine for equine leptospirosis.... Read More


The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More


Leptospirosis: Protect Your Horse (And Yourself!)

November 11, 2015

Leptospirosis can cause abortion, uveitis (moon blindness), and kidney/liver disease in horses. Now there's a vaccine.... Read More


First Equine Leptospirosis Vaccine Introduced

October 09, 2015

The USDA-approved vaccine prevents the disease responsible for foal abortion, kidney and liver failure, and uveitis.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2015

July 20, 2015

Reported diseases include equine herpesvirus, strangles, equine viral arteritis, contagious equine metritis, and more... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2014

April 09, 2015

Diseases diagnosed include herpesvirus, tetanus, strangles, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More


Zoonoses: What Horse Owners Need to Know

August 06, 2014

Here's what you need to know about zoonoses that affect horses and how to prevent them. ... Read More


Piro-Like Syndrome Making Waves in France

August 02, 2014

French scientists are researching how to prevent the spread of an equine disease they've termed "piro-like."... Read More


Reproductive Leptospirosis in Horses

July 24, 2014

Infection in broodmares can result in abortion; stillbirth; live, nonviable foals; and, rarely, viable foals.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2013

April 11, 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, atypical myopathy, and hendra.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More


UKVDL Leptospirosis Update, January 2013

January 23, 2013

The UKVDL has confirmed 11 leptospirosis abortions so far in the 2012-2013 reproductive season. ... Read More