West Nile Virus (WNV)
July 28, 2007
Montana's acting state veterinarian says West Nile virus has been confirmed in horses in Blaine and Phillips counties.
Jeanne Rankin says neither of the two horses was vaccinated against the disease; and both are still alive.
The... Read More
July 27, 2007
The nation is on pace to have its worst West Nile virus (WNV) season in years, federal health officials said Thursday (July 26).
"If this trend continues like this, it's going to be a very high," said Dr. Lyle Petersen of the U.S.... Read More
July 26, 2007
Virginia's state veterinarian confirmed on Wednesday (July 24) the first cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) in horses this year. The EEE-positive horse was from Suffolk and was euthanatized because of its illnes... Read More
July 16, 2007
Rushing water, stagnant ponds, or even sudden dry stages after wet periods can lead to outbreaks of livestock disease. Mosquitoes and biting flies, capable of carrying and transmitting diseases, thrive in the damp weather. Prolonged... Read More
July 12, 2007
The waters might be receding, but horse owners in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and other areas affected by recent flooding shouldn't drop their guard against flood-related problems just yet. Veterinary authorities say owners in the soggy states... Read More
July 04, 2007
A horse in Lea County, N.M., has been confirmed with the West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness that also can strike humans.
It was the first case in a horse in New Mexico this year, the state Department of Health said. There have bee... Read More
July 01, 2007
With some areas of the country having excess rainfall, and many parts moving into prime West Nile virus season, many government officials are warning humans to take precautions against the deadly disease.
West Nile virus cases in humans... Read More
June 30, 2007
In a recent study, University of Florida researchers evaluated the effectiveness of three commercially available equine West Nile virus (WNV) vaccines. While all vaccinated horses, irrespective of the vaccine administered, did not develop viremi... Read More
June 16, 2007
West Nile virus (WNV) has been found in mosquitoes in southwest Idaho, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported.
Mosquitoes in Gem County tested positive for the virus June 8. It is the first time this year the virus has been... Read More
June 12, 2007
Pennsylvania state officials reported June 12 that the first mosquito sample positive for the West Nile virus in the state this year has been found in Blair Township, Blair County.
"As with people, animals become infected with the West Nile... Read More
June 08, 2007
In 2002, Washington confirmed its first two equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in Pierce and Thurston counties. The disease was not seen again until 2005, when one positive horse was found in Yakima County. In 2006, six cases were confirmed,... Read More
May 31, 2007
Birds that once flourished in suburban skies, including robins, bluebirds and crows, have been devastated by West Nile virus, a new study has found.
Populations of seven species have suffered dramatic declines across the continent since Wes... Read More
May 19, 2007
Based on the pattern of the disease's spread, Oregon might see a sharp increase in the humans who get West Nile virus in 2007, health officials say.
When the virus crosses state boundaries, officials said, it typically results in a few cases... Read More
May 14, 2007
The Illinois Department of Agriculture released a statement last week reminding horse owners to vaccinate their animals before the onset of mosquito season to protect against West Nile virus (WNV).
"Many horses infected with WNV never... Read More
May 12, 2007
Health authorities hope Kansas' wet weather this spring doesn't translate into a surge in mosquito numbers.
"It's going to depend on temperature, how long the water stays on the ground, things like that," said Ludek Zurek, an assistant... Read More
April 23, 2007
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Mosquito Control Section is again asking for the public's help in monitoring West Nile virus (WNV) by reporting sick or dead wild birds that might have contracted the virus... Read More
April 05, 2007
With spring here and temperatures on the rise throughout the country, growing mosquito populations increase the risk for mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus and equine encephalomyelitis (sleeping sickness). To protect their horses... Read More
March 23, 2007
Equine authorities at the 2006 AAEP Convention discussed numerous medical topics, get the summary here.... Read More
March 01, 2007
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December 03, 2006
Equine operation managers surveyed for the National Animal Health Monitoring System's (NAHMS) Equine 2005 study report that West Nile virus (WNV) vaccines are the most common vaccine administered to horses at their facilities.
More than... Read More
October 11, 2006
French veterinary officials have reported the confirmation of the country's first equine West Nile virus (WNV) case in two years. The case was detected in Pyrenees-Orientales (southern France) on a farm located at Argeles-sur-mer.
There... Read More
October 02, 2006
The Office of the State Veterinarian in Kentucky reported an additional equine case of West Nile virus (WNV) today. This brings the total for 2006 to 15 cases.
The 3-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Webster County began showing signs o... Read More
September 29, 2006
As West Nile virus (WNV) continues to appear across the United States this mosquito season, Idaho horses are being hit hard. More than 300 horses have been diagnosed with the illness in 2006.
Marilyn Simunich, DVM, of the Idah... Read More
September 25, 2006
A Canadian news service reports that British Columbia health authorities have recorded the detection of the province's first animal case of West Nile virus—a horse. However, the horse likely contracted the illness during a recent visit to... Read More
September 25, 2006
According to the most recent figures from the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 670 cases of West Nile Virus disease in horses have been reported this year.1 As the number of cases continues to grow, states west of the Mississippi... Read More
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