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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 01, 2009
The process of building immunity against disease-causing pathogens for a horse begins with a... Read More
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
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
April 02, 2009
Influenza is one of the most contagious diseases of horses and therefore requires a timely and accurate diagnosis to help prevent a major outbreak. This diagnosis can be achieved only by testing clinical specimens from nasal swabs.
Rapid... Read More
February 12, 2009
A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More
January 01, 2009
Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More
December 08, 2008
Synbiotics Corporation of Kansas City, Mo., announced at the 54th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) that a new screening test for equine influenza virus type A is under USDA review.
The test would... Read More
November 09, 2008
During the outbreak of equine influenza that occurred in Australia in 2007, mental health researchers identified extremely high levels of psychological distress in horse owners and other people involved in the equine industry.
According to... Read More
October 01, 2008
Thirty-seven years ago Congress passed the Free-Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act with good intentions. When populations had tripled and it became apparent that these animals needed management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) created... Read More
September 28, 2008
Tests on 74 horses have come back negative after a horse had a "weak positive test" for equine infuenza.... Read More
September 20, 2008
The outbreak of equine influenza in August 2007 was as unexpected as it was savage. The overnight unraveling of the racing industry and scenes of distraught Pony Club members led news bulletins around the country.
The man at the centre... Read More
September 01, 2008
The equine influenza (EI) epidemic in Australia is over: There have been no new cases since Dec. 25, 2007, and the country was declared provisionally free of EI on March 14, 2008. Large-scale surveys, both targeted and random, are under way to... Read More
August 25, 2008
One year after equine influenza was first reported in New South Wales, Australia, Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald said Aug. 24 that the state's horse industry is back on track.
"Exactly one year ago today our horse industries'... Read More
June 25, 2008
Precautionary measures retained in New South Wales (NSW) since the eradication of equine influenza was confirmed in February will end at midnight on June 30.
From July 1 an official Traveling Horse Statement will not be required before... Read More
June 11, 2008
An Australian government official announced today that the horse industry would not be asked to pay for the expenses associated with last year's outbreak of equine influenza. According to the
June 07, 2008
A rapid PCR test is now available through IDEXX/EBI to detect virulent or avirulent strains of R. equi bacteria, the leading cause of foal pneumonia. IDEXX noted that its R. equi test uses PCR methods that are more... Read More
May 13, 2008
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., has received approval from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for a line of equine influenza vaccines trademarked as Calvenza-03. Calvenza-03 EIV (equine influenza virus) and Calvenza-03... Read More
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