January 06, 2009
A look at equine vaccine options, the necessity of each, and how to plan for boosters throughout the year. ... Read More
January 01, 2009
Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More
October 30, 2008
Most U.S. states reported a large animal rabies case from 2002 to 2006. However, there are eight states that reported more than 41 reported cases of rabies in horses, cattle or sheep: Texas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, Kansas, Nebraska,... Read More
September 01, 2008
If you work around horses long enough, you'll be handling ones that have lameness, diarrhea, abortions, skin diseases, and even neurologic signs. Our first concern is generally for the... Read More
September 01, 2008
Rabies. The word conjures up chilling images from old movies: a snarling dog, foaming at the mouth, attacking anything that moves. But did you know horses are very susceptible to this disease?
Skunks, foxes, bats, and raccoons are the main wil... Read More
September 01, 2008
Numerous states already this year have reported rabies in a variety of domestic and wildlife species. Horses get rabies. Humans get... Read More
August 23, 2008
The Missouri health department says one of the horses shown at the state fair has died from rabies.
The horse was noticed to be sick Aug. 17 and died two days later. It was shown in the Saddlebred Show and stabled in Barn C.... Read More
August 20, 2008
For its second year, Merial will partner with international rabies experts to acknowledge World Rabies Day on September 28, 2008. A global effort that raises awareness in support of animal and human rabies prevention, World Rabies Da... Read More
August 20, 2008
On Sept. 28, the world is again joining together to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of rabies prevention. Rabies is the oldest and deadliest disease known to mankind.
Led by the Alliance for Rabies Control... Read More
August 05, 2008
Kentucky Public Health officials have confirmed a case of rabies in a horse in Pulaski County. According to Michael Auslander, DVM, MSPH, state public health veterinarian with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the infected... Read More
July 26, 2008
In a brief survey of online news, there have been reports of rabies in Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Texas this year. Many of these reports were humans encountering rabid wild animals that were... Read More
June 04, 2008
The United States is currently experiencing a severe shortage of human rabies vaccine, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Pre-exposure vaccinations of veterinary, animal control, game wardens, laboratory and other... Read More
May 25, 2008
Pet owners in Burrillville, R.I., are being urged to vaccinate their animals after a horse in the town was found to have rabies.
Burrillville authorities have declared a "rabies watch" for the town. It will be in effect for six months.... Read More
May 16, 2008
EquiRab, a rabies vaccine designed specifically for horses, is now available from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. The new vaccine for horses offers long-lasting protection against rabies in a single, low-dose injection.
"Just as it... Read More
April 04, 2008
Ask any veterinarian anywhere in North America and they’ll agree: tetanus and rabies vaccinations are a must.... Read More
March 29, 2008
Three rabid skunks already have been confirmed in Campbell County, Wyoming, so far this year. Ken Mills, a University of Wyoming veterinary professor, says Campbell County is the only Wyoming county with confirmed rabies cases this... Read More
February 22, 2008
The Maryland Horse Industry Board's Equine Health Advisory Committee is urging all horse owners in Maryland to vaccinate their horses against Rabies.
Rabies is highly a fatal disease that affects both humans and horses. Most often, the disease... Read More
January 02, 2008
December 28, 2007
Master Hotspur, a 3-year-old Standardbred pacer, won't be hitting the track anytime soon--instead he'll be in precautionary quarantine for 45 days after being bitten on the muzzle by a raccoon that later tested positive for rabies,
October 05, 2007
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded a grant to develop rabies vaccine.... Read More
October 01, 2007
The National Animal Health Monitoring Systems (NAHMS), a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, conducts various animal health studies. NAHMS conducted specific studies of equine health and management during 1998 and... Read More
September 21, 2007
State health officials and wildlife experts have no answer for a worrisome statistic: The number of rabies cases in Illinois this year is the highest on record.
So far, there have been 99 confirmed rabies cases among bats--almost double the... Read More
September 12, 2007
For the first time in nearly 10 years, rabies has been found in a dog in Louisiana, state Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom said in a news release.
The dog was... Read More
September 07, 2007
The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging residents to ensure their pets, livestock, and horses have been vaccinated against rabies. Rabies cases have reached an all-time high, with 169 animal cases this year compared to 49 animal... Read More
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