Influenza

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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

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Respiratory Issues in Horses

March 17, 2011

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Vaccinating Older Horses

May 01, 2010

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

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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

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Influenza in Horses

May 01, 2010

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

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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

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Respiratory Conditions

March 08, 2010

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Europe Closing The Gap with New Vaccine Technology

August 10, 2009

A novel equine influenza vaccine using a specialized second generation ISCOM-Matrix adjuvant has resulted in a product that is not only safe and effective, but also capable of closing the so-called "immunity gap," reported researchers from... Read More

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Australian Equine Vets Honored for Equine Influenza Efforts

July 26, 2009

Equine Veterinarians Australia, which representes more than 1,000 equine practitioners in that country, honored the Chief Veterinarians for New South Wales and Queensland for their efforts in eradicating equine infuenza from their states... Read More

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Australia Quarantine Respiratory Disease Not Horse Flu, Vet Says

July 17, 2009

A number of imported horses at Australia's Eastern Creek Quarantine Station are showing signs of equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4), reported Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer, Andy Carroll, BVSc (hons), MSc, Phd, Cert QA Aud.

EHV-4, a... Read More

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Sarcoids, Pain Management Among WCVM Horse Research Studies

July 08, 2009

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) has allocated a total of $69,000 to five new equine health research projects--all of which cover topics of vital importance for researchers and for horse owners.... Read More

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Building Immunity

May 01, 2009

The foal’s immune system is almost a blank slate at birth; researchers are figuring out how to best protect horses as they grow.

The process of building immunity against disease-causing pathogens for a horse begins with a... Read More

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Researcher Says Swine Flu in Horses 'Unlikely'

April 28, 2009

Can horses get swine flu?

Probably not, said Tom Chambers, PhD, who heads the OIE Reference Laboratory for Equine Influenza at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington.

Influenza viruses have an amazing... Read More

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Vaccinate Against Equine Flu to Minimize Spread of Disease

April 09, 2009

Equine influenza is a common respiratory infection in horses caused by the equine influenza A type-2 virus. While influenza is not particularly harmful to affected horses (i.e., it has a very low mortality rate), it is associated with explosive... Read More