Pigeon Fever & Dryland Distemper

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Pigeon Fever Prevalence Evaluated

September 12, 2014

Researchers have confirmed what many veterinarians have feared in recent years: Pigeon fever in horses is on the rise.... Read More

External abscesses due to pigeon fever most commonly occur in the pectoral region and require surgical lancing to drain.

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Pigeon Fever: Myths and Misconceptions

June 20, 2014

As pigeon fever spreads across the United States, so does information--and misinformation--about it. ... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Pigeon Fever

January 03, 2014

Veterinarians are reporting increasing numbers of horses being diagnosed with pigeon fever.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Reported in Southern Alberta, Canada

October 10, 2013

Veterinarians have recently diagnosed more than 10 horses residing in southern Alberta with pigeon fever.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever: It has Nothing to do with Birds

August 26, 2013

What causes pigeon fever in horses?... Read More

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Pigeon Fever: Learn How to Protect Your Horse

August 08, 2013

A disease once considered a West Coast problem, veterinarians report that pigeon fever is on the move east.... Read More

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Equine Emerging Diseases Reviewed

August 01, 2013

Learn about coronavirus, EPM, Lyme disease, influenza, and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis.... Read More

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AAEP Publishes Pigeon Fever Guidelines

June 20, 2013

The AAEP published comprehensive guidelines for the identification, treatment and prevention of pigeon fever.... Read More

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Boehringer Ingelheim Announces 2012 Equine Research Awards

December 03, 2012

Two researchers will study pigeon fever as recipients of the 2012 Advancement of Equine Research Awards.... Read More

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Drought Causes Spike in Equine Pigeon Fever Cases in Missouri

November 14, 2012

The disease causes painful swelling, abscesses, and inflammation in the legs, chests, and abdominal cavities.... Read More

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Preventing Pigeon Fever

August 01, 2012

We have 20 horses that live in various pastures on our property. Last fall we ... Read More

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Surge of Pigeon Fever Cases Reported in Texas

July 14, 2012

With summer and fly season in full swing, horse owners should learn about pigeon fever.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever in Horses: A Re-emerging Disease

July 07, 2012

High environmental temperatures and drought conditions typically precede pigeon fever outbreaks.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Detected in Florida Horses

July 04, 2012

More than 60 suspected cases of pigeon fever in horses have occurred in Florida this year.... Read More

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Boehringer Ingelheim Calls for Proposals on Pigeon Fever

May 09, 2012

Submissions should be designed to help advance the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of pigeon fever.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever in Horses Update

April 19, 2012

The Texas Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory tallied more than 150 positive pigeon fever cultures in 2011.... Read More

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Drought Blamed for Spike in Pigeon Fever Cases

February 01, 2012

Some veterinarians say they saw many cases in drought-plagued 2011 as they would see in five years.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Cases in Reported in Louisiana Horses

December 09, 2011

More than 30 cases of pigeon fever in horses have been recently identified in Louisiana.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever in Horses: Manifestations and Complications

July 12, 2011

Treating a Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis with complications can be a challenging task for ... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Lameness: Soft Tissue

March 17, 2011

A summary of discussions related to soft tissue lameness from the 2010 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever as a Lameness Cause (AAEP 2010)

March 11, 2011

The soil-borne bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis can infect horses and cause a condition commonly known as pigeon fever, in which the infected horses often have pectoral swelling, resembling a pigeon's breast. Other clinical signs include ... Read More

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Three Forms of Pigeon Fever in Horses

July 01, 2010

Infection caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (commonly known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper) assumes three forms: external abscesses, internal infection, and ulcerative lymphangitis (limb infection).... Read More

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Horse Remains Found in Impounded Van

May 28, 2010

The contents of a van discovered parked in a Miami-Dade, Fla., neighborhood earlier this week included horse remains, according to Miami-Dade Police. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The probe is the latest investigati... Read More