Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases

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Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

April 16, 2014

Researchers have launched an interactive map to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2013

April 11, 2014

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

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First Equine Hendra Case of 2014 Confirmed in Queensland

March 19, 2014

The affected horse was euthanized Monday, and test results were received late last night. ... Read More

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Infographic: Rhodococcus equi

March 14, 2014

R. equi is a serious disease that can cause pneumonia in foals. Learn how to protect your herd.... Read More

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Recent Rabies Cases Highlight Importance of Vaccinating

March 12, 2014

Vaccinating your horse against rabies is the best way to help protect him from contracting the disease.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Bitten by Rabid Skunk

February 28, 2014

The horse had previously been vaccinated against rabies and is under veterinary care.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Provide Research Funding in 2014

February 27, 2014

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 19 research projects worth $1,003,580 in 2014. ... Read More

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Age-Related Susceptibility to R. equi Studied

February 17, 2014

Foals are susceptible to developing R. equi infection for at least the first two weeks of life.... Read More

Researchers know the flying fox transmits the deadly hendra virus to horses, but the exact method of transmission remains unclear.

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Hendra Virus Survey Highlights Horse Owner Behavior

December 18, 2013

While most see hendra virus as a risk, many are not taking precautions to protect themselves or their horses.... Read More

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

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

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Hendra Quarantine Lifted at New South Wales Property

September 03, 2013

The property was quarantined last month following the confirmation of the hendra virus in a horse and a dog.... Read More

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The Role of Interferon Gamma in Foals

August 21, 2013

Reduced interferon-gamma production is associated with increased risk for intracellular bacterial infections.... Read More

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Hong Kong to Accept Horses Vaccinated Against Hendra

August 16, 2013

Hong Kong will accept horses vaccinated against hendra virus, according to manufacturer recommendations.... Read More

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Top Foal-Related Studies of 2012-'13

August 13, 2013

Dr. Chris Sanchez reviews recent top research papers published focusing on foal health.... Read More

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Equestrian NSW Announces Equine Hendra Vaccination Policy

July 30, 2013

The policy requires horses attending "hendra vaccinated events" to be fully vaccinated against the virus.... Read More

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After Horse Death, Hendra Confirmed in NSW Dog

July 23, 2013

A horse residing on the same property died due to hendra virus earlier this month.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Cases Reported in 2013

July 20, 2013

Vaccination can help prevent horses from contracting rabies, which is invariably fatal.... Read More

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Streptococcus zooepidemicus: Only an Opportunist?

July 14, 2013

S. zooepidemicus is frequently isolated in the respiratory tract of weanling and yearling horses. ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2013

July 11, 2013

Confirmed diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, EHV, influenza, and more.... Read More

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Several Hendra Cases Confirmed in New South Wales Horses

July 10, 2013

New South Wales officials have confirmed at least three new equine hendra virus cases in the past week. ... Read More

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New Hendra Case Confirmed on Queensland's Gold Coast

July 09, 2013

The newly confirmed hendra virus case is the fourth in Queensland this year. ... Read More

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New Hendra Case Confirmed in Queensland's Brisbane Valley

June 26, 2013

Officials are managing a new equine hendra virus case after a positive test result was received June 24. ... Read More

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NSW Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Horses against Hendra

June 23, 2013

Officials are encouraging horse owners to vaccinate their horses against the potentially deadly hendra virus.... Read More

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Rabies Confirmed in Two Colorado Horses

June 14, 2013

Two Weld County horses residing on separate premises have tested positive for rabies.... Read More