Effectiveness of On-Farm Biosecurity Measures Studied

February 20, 2012

The Australian equine influenza outbreak provided a unique opportunity to evaluate some biosecurity measures.... Read More


FluVac Innovator Moves to Pfizer Animal Health

February 09, 2012

FluVac Innovator 4 is moving to the Pfizer label after the acquisition of Wyeth and Fort Dodge Animal Health.... Read More


The Horse Trust Launches New Influenza Vaccination Policy

January 20, 2012

More travelling and visitors for residents, and the admission of rescue cases prompted the new policy.... Read More


Outbreak Alert Helps in Fighting Equine Disease

December 09, 2011

Since June 2011, the program has provided notification of more than 500 equine disease reports to subscribers.... Read More

Your veterinarian will help create a vaccination plan to keep your horse's immune system strong. What's right for your horse depends on his age, health history, and exposure to other animals, as well as your location.


Updating Equine Influenza Vaccines

October 09, 2011

Antigenic drift necessitates periodic vaccine updates to effectively combat new virus strains.... Read More


Respiratory Disease Surveillance Study: Two-Year Results

July 26, 2011

The most common equine respiratory disease signs were nasal discharge, fever, depression, and coughing.... 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


Researcher: Current Equine Flu Vaccines Effective Against Foreign Strains

May 14, 2011

As international horse transport becomes more widespread, some owners might wonder if the same equine influenza vaccines designed to protect horses from common domestic strains of the disease will also shield them from foreign strains they might ... Read More


Respiratory Issues in Horses

March 17, 2011

Horse respiratory issues discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention included PCR testing for specific diseases.... Read More


Vasculitis Concerns

November 01, 2010

Q: My filly had a snotty nose and a cough this winter, but she never really got sick--she just looked bad for two to three weeks. Last week, however, all four of her legs became swollen and we discovered a lump on her head. Not knowing what had happe... Read More


Update on Equine and Canine Influenza

July 22, 2010

The best way to protect your horses and dogs from influenza virus is to vaccinate at-risk animals, practice good hygiene, and isolate infected animals, according to Tara C. Anderson, DVM, MPH, a PhD candidate at the University of Florida.... Read More


Equine Influenza Vaccine Remains Effective Against Mutated Virus, Study Shows

June 21, 2010

Equine influenza virus mutates as it travels around the world from one animal to the next, and equine influenza vaccine must be updated periodically if the virus mutates to the point that the current vaccine does not adequately protect horses.... Read More


Boarding Barn Health

June 01, 2010

Moving your horse into a boarding barn is a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. Just as you would in choosing a school for your kids, you want to do your research, asking all pertinent questions.... Read More


Germs Know No Boundaries: Vaccinate for Equine Influenza in Border States

May 23, 2010

Horse owners along the border states of Mexico should make sure that their horses are vaccinated against equine influenza virus (EIV) because the virus is prevalent in that country, according to new research.

Unfortunately, germs kno... Read More


Vaccinating Older Horses

May 01, 2010

Should older horses still be vaccinated for equine influenza or other ailments?... Read More


Dogs Also Victims of 2007 Equine Influenza in Australia

May 01, 2010

Australian officials confirmed that the equine influenza virus infecting about 20,000 horses in the country in 2007 also infected dogs that had close contact with the sick horses.

"Dogs that were with or near equine influenza-in... Read More


Influenza in Horses

May 01, 2010

Equine influenza is a highly contagious upper-respiratory infection caused by strains of influenza A.... Read More


Controlling Equine Influenza

April 14, 2010

A recent study confirmed that steps taken to manage an equine influenza outbreak in Japan were effective, working quickly to control the outbreak. On Aug. 15, 2007, 19 racehorses stabled at four race tracks came down with fever. Within a month,... Read More


Respiratory Conditions

March 08, 2010

Respiratory topics in horses included influenza outbreak and vaccination boosters at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More


Equine Influenza Vaccine Protocols: Boosters are Best

February 17, 2010

A 300-horse study sought to find the vaccination protocol that best prevents flu in horses--intranasal (IN) or intramuscular (IM), given as a single dose or two doses given 30 days apart (boosted). Researchers also looked at boosting an initial ... Read More


Accelerated Vaccination Combats Horse Influenza Outbreaks

February 09, 2010

Equine influenza (the "flu") used to be considered a mere annoyance by many, but major outbreaks such as H1N1/swine flu in humans and the Australian equine influenza outbreak of 2007 have changed our thinking. These days, when a flu o... Read More


Equine Influenza PCR Assay Available in Kentucky

January 22, 2010

The Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) at the University of Kentucky now offers a molecular diagnostic assay to detect the H3N8 equine influenza virus (also known as type 2 equine influenza virus) in clinical specimens. Currently only t... Read More


Equine Flu Transmission Examined in Report

January 08, 2010

Public health authorities are looking into how equine influenza spread among 5,000 horses during an outbreak in Australia in 2007. Although the team identified a few possible methods for spreading the virus, including spread by birds and other ... Read More


Secondhand Tack and Disease

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