West Nile Virus (WNV)
November 10, 2008
In 2001, University of Florida veterinarian Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, became an authority on West Nile virus by accident. That year, Long and other UF Large Animal Medicine clinicians saw some of the first Florida horses breaking with... Read More
October 26, 2008
October 17, 2008
A fourth horse in Kentucky has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). According to a notification released by the state veterinarian's office, the 7-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse had been partially vaccinated against the disease. It had... Read More
October 10, 2008
Texas has joined at least five other states this year in reporting cases of Eastern equine encephalitis infection in horses. In Houston County, in the southeast corner of the state, a horse with clinical illness has tested positive for the... Read More
October 05, 2008
The Washington state Department of Health reported two additonal horses have tested positive for West Nile virus. There also have been additional dead birds in Lewis and Pierce Counties that tested positive.
Earlier this year West Nile... Read More
October 01, 2008
A second Kentucky horse has been confirmed as positive for West Nile virus, animal health officials announced.
The affected animal is a 17-month-old Tennessee Walking Horse from Adair County, in the south-central portion of the state. This... Read More
October 01, 2008
A third horse in Kentucky has been confirmed positive for West Nile virus. Two other cases have been reported thus far this year, with the second reported just hours before the third. The cases all occurred within different counties.
The... Read More
September 30, 2008
The West Nile virus season is on track to be the mildest in seven years, with less than a third the number of serious human cases as last year's total, U.S. health officials said.
As of Tuesday, there were 368 severe human cases, with 18... Read More
September 18, 2008
Kentucky agriculture officials announced today that a 9-year-old Saddlebred gelding has been confirmed positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first WNV case in the state so far this year.
The affected horse lives in Christian... Read More
August 30, 2008
The Tennessee Departments of Agriculture and Health this month urged horse owners to protect their horses from mosquitoes and to review vaccination records for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and other mosquito-borne diseases including West... Read More
August 15, 2008
Equine authorities discussed numerous infectious disease topics and studies during the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More
August 12, 2008
A horse in Dodge County, Wisc., has died from Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease that is easily prevented by vaccination.
A yearling Quarter Horse died from EEE in Juneau July 28, one day after it showed... Read More
August 05, 2008
West Nile virus (WNV), a potentially fatal disease in equines, has been confirmed in two horses, one in Moses Lake and the other in the Toppenish area, according to a statement released by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA).... Read More
July 27, 2008
West Nile virus (WNV), an arbovirus endemic in North America, is the causative agent of West Nile equine encephalomyelitis (WNEE) and an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of horses with signs of neurologic disease. West... Read More
July 20, 2008
A horse from McKinley County, N.M., has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first positive test for the virus in a horse this year.
That word from the state health department.
New Mexico has reported no human cases of West... Read More
July 07, 2008
The time to protect horses from West Nile virus (WNV) is now, said David Wong, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, assistant professor of equine medicine at Iowa State University's Veterinary Medical Center.
"The peak of West Nile season is Augus... Read More
June 24, 2008
The first positive equine case of West Nile virus in California in 2008 has been reported in Riverside County. The affected horse, a 15-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, died.
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that was first... Read More
May 22, 2008
Although the number of cases of WNV in South Dakota's horses has gone down significantly in recent years, this decline can be largely attributed to the success of the vaccine, according to South Dakota State... Read More
April 21, 2008
Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More
April 10, 2008
In a recently published study Texas A&M University veterinarians identified two "hot spots" of West Nile virus (WNV) based on data they collected between 2002 and 2004. One of these spots is in northwestern Texas and the other in an eastern... Read More
April 04, 2008
In 1999 one in three equines that contracted West Nile virus in North America died due to naïve immune systems... Read More
March 21, 2008
Florida horse owners are being urged to take advantage of the vaccines available to protect their animals against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus, said Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson.... Read More
March 05, 2008
Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the marked and persistent development of emerging infectious diseases--infections that are new to a population or geographic area, have appeared more frequently, or have become more virulent (abl... Read More
January 18, 2008
Researchers found antibodies to West Nile virus (WNV) in nearly 20% of horses recently tested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Ulrich Wernery, DVM, PhD, scientific director of the Centra... Read More
January 03, 2008
Researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada, recently published a study indicating that light-colored horses diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV) might be more likely to succumb to the disease than their... Read More
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