Tips to Avoid a Dead Automobile Battery

October 14, 2010

"With fall moving steadily toward winter, this is the time of the year when weak batteries reveal themselves as the temperature drops," says Mark Cole, managing member for USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistanc... Read More


Horse Trust Appeals For Donations to Cover $37,000 Hay Shortfall

September 15, 2010

Buckinghamshire charity The Horse Trust is facing an additional bill of $36,564 for hay and haylage this year due to a shortfall in production and the rising cost of hay. Last year, The Horse Trust was able to produce the majority of... Read More


Rabies: Majority of Readers Take Precautions

September 14, 2010

More than 1,010 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "If you knew rabies had been found in wildlife in your area, would you vaccinate your horse for it?" ... Read More


Rabies Vaccination in Pregnant Mares

August 17, 2010

Q: Can you address off-label use of the rabies vaccine in late-term broodmares? My therio vet won't give it because it's off-label usage. So I arrange for another vet in her practice to vaccinate my late-term mares. I can't imagine my foals not... Read More


Rabies: Louisiana Horse Owners Cautioned

July 15, 2010

Louisiana horse owners are being urged to get their animals vaccinated for rabies by the Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter extension veterinarian. A horse in Jefferson Davis Parish ... Read More


Rabies: Louisiana Mare Euthanized

July 02, 2010

Louisiana officials have confirmed that a horse was euthanized after coming into the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medice in Baton Rouge with clinical signs of rabies on June 28. The 6-year-old Thoroughbred mare was exhibiting... Read More


Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More


Rabies: Florida Bobcat That Attacked Horse Tests Positive

May 27, 2010

A bobcat that scratched a horse last week in Florida has tested positive for rabies. The attack occurred on May 21 on Cherokee Street in Palm City. This is the first case of rabies in Martin county this year. Last year three animals tested posi... Read More


Equine Rabies: Should You Be Concerned?

May 24, 2010

Rabies, an uncommon disease in Colorado, began a steep rise in the state starting in 2008. The first case in a horse was confirmed in Douglas county in 2009, and a sharp increase in the number of cases in skunks has been noted in 2010. Recently... Read More


Horse Diagnosed With Rabies in Massachusetts

May 03, 2010

A horse was euthanized after being diagnosed with rabies in Massachusetts, according to Enterprisenews.comRead More


Horse Dies of Rabies in Colorado

April 17, 2010

A horse has tested positive for rabies post-mortem in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Ag.... Read More


Readers Share Spring Vaccination Protocol

April 13, 2010

More than 850 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is included in your spring vaccination protocol?"

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Rabies: 2008 U.S. Case Report

April 09, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published 2008 data on 6,841 confirmed animal rabies cases in 49 states and Puerto Rico. (Hawaii is rabies-free.) Of these, 93 percent were confirmed in wildlife; 7 percent in domestic species. The... Read More


Horse with Rabies Reported in Michigan

March 16, 2010

Michigan livestock and pet owners are being urged to vaccinate their animals against rabies after a horse in Lapeer County tested positive for the disease.

"It is essential pet and livestock owners take steps to vaccinate agains... Read More


Tufts' Vet School Wins Third Annual Merial Rabies Symposium

March 13, 2010

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has been selected as the host organization for the third annual Merial Rabies Day Symposium, based on the rabies education, vaccination, and fundraising efforts of its largest stude... Read More


EquiRab Rabies Vaccine Effective in Study (AAEP 2009)

February 03, 2010

Rabies is one of those diseases you want to avoid at all costs--it's rapidly progressive, fatal, and can be transmitted from your horse (or any other infected animal) to you. While vaccines are available for horses, no data was published on... Read More


Rabies Vaccinations: An Equine Care Basic

January 19, 2010

According to a recent report issued by the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office, the number of reported cases of rabies rose from 45 in 2008 to 46 in 2009. However, the number of cases has doubled in the last five years.

Although... Read More


Rabies: Readers Share Their Choice of Vaccine

October 10, 2009

More than 650 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Does your horse receive an equine-specific or multi-species vaccine?"... Read More


Rabies: Readers Share Firsthand Experiences

October 05, 2009

More than 870 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever had a firsthand experience with a rabid horse?"... Read More


Free Rabies Vaccines for Some Rescue Horses

October 05, 2009

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health plans to donate 7,250 doses of EquiRab rabies vaccine to the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) in honor of World Rabies... Read More


Readers Share Their Knowledge on Equine Rabies

October 03, 2009

More than 790 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How knowledgeable are you about equine rabies?"... Read More


World Rabies Day Today; Equine Vaccination Key to Prevention

September 28, 2009

Today is World Rabies Day, a global cooperative effort to spread the word about rabies as a risk to human and animal health.

The World Rabies Day effort began in 2006, when a group of researchers and professionals formed a global Alliance... Read More


AAEP: Vaccinate Horses to Prevent Rabies

September 22, 2009

When a horse is infected with rabies, the outcome is invariably fatal. But taking the simple step of ensuring an annual vaccination for your horse will nearly eliminate your horse’s risk of contracting this deadly disease.

In observation of... Read More


Readers Give their Reasons for Skipping Rabies Vaccination

September 18, 2009

More than 280 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "If you do not vaccinate your horse for rabies, why do you choose not to?"... Read More