Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases


Colorado VS: 42 Locations Quarantined in 14 Counties

October 09, 2015

Officials say prolonged warm temperatures in Colorado this fall have spurred vesicular stomatitis transmission.... Read More


Colorado VS: 46 Locations Quarantined

September 25, 2015

Officials say more than 200 vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantines have been released thus far in Colorado.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

September 16, 2015

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses.... Read More


Colorado VS: 64 Locations in 16 Counties Quarantined

September 14, 2015

Officials say more than 150 vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantines have been released thus far in Colorado.... Read More


VS Confirmed in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, Horse

September 14, 2015

The horse and other livestock on the affected farm have been placed under quarantine.... Read More


Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

September 08, 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More


Hendra Virus Confirmed Near Lismore, New South Wales

September 04, 2015

The unvaccinated 8-year-old gelding fell ill on Sept. 2 and was euthanized Sept. 3.... Read More


South Dakota Implements Equine Requirements for State Fair

September 03, 2015

Participating horses must have a health certificate issued by their veterinarian within 48 hours of arrival.... Read More


Colorado VS: Number of Quarantined Premises Dropping

August 28, 2015

As of Aug. 26, 65 locations in 15 counties are under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More


Separate Salmonella Shedders for Safety

August 23, 2015

Scientists examined the effects of Salmonella shedding on previously hospitalized horses and their stablemates.... Read More


Colorado VS: 91 Premises in 11 Counties Quarantined

August 20, 2015

Officials said this outbreak is not contained to one specific area of the state and urged horse owners to take caution.... Read More


Colorado VS: 70 Premises in 10 Counties Quarantined

August 14, 2015

Cases reported in Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose, and Weld counties.... Read More


Anthrax Confirmed in Uvalde County, Texas, Equids

August 11, 2015

Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis.... Read More


Colorado VS: 53 Locations in Eight Counties Quarantined

August 06, 2015

Cases have been confirmed in Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma, and Montrose counties.... Read More


Australian Equine Vets Welcome Hendra Vaccine Registration

August 05, 2015

The Hendra virus vaccine received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. ... Read More


My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in South Dakota

August 03, 2015

Two confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis have been found in the western part of the state.... Read More


Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More


Texas Horse Owners: Take Steps to Protect Against EEE, WNV

July 30, 2015

As of July 30, three and five Texas horses have tested positive for WNV and EEE, respectively, so far this year. ... Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Wyoming

July 29, 2015

A horse in Laramie County, Wyoming, tested positive for vesicular stomatitis on July 22, a USDA statement said.... Read More


All Texas Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released

July 27, 2015

The final premises released was in Ward County, approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton. ... Read More


Queensland Reports First Equine Hendra Case of 2015

July 24, 2015

Testing confirmed that a horse residing in the Atherton Tablelands died from the virus earlier this week.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.


Economic Impacts of Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreaks

July 24, 2015

The economic impacts of 2014 vesicular stomatitis outbreak were felt within the equine industry at multiple levels. ... Read More


Colorado VS: Six Counties Now Affected

July 23, 2015

Facilities in Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Montezuma, and Montrose counties are under quarantine.... 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