West Nile Virus (WNV)
September 19, 2006
A Canadian study concluded that horses infected with West Nile virus (WNV) were not a reliable indicator for future human infections. The study was published in the June issue of Preventive Veterinary Medicine.
Researchers at th... Read More
September 19, 2006
Three Kentucky horses were confirmed as having West Nile virus (WNV) today (Sept. 19), bringing to total for 2006 to 13, according to Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager, Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. None of the horses were vaccinated;... Read More
September 18, 2006
With Livery Yard licensing likely to be introduced next summer under the new Animal Welfare Act the veterinary profession will have a key role to play.
While the final details of the legislation have yet to be formulated it is highly likely... Read More
September 13, 2006
The 10th West Nile virus (WNV) case of 2006 in Kentucky was confirmed today (Sept. 13), said Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager, of the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. There were only nine total WNV cases in Kentucky last year.
Th... Read More
September 09, 2006
West Nile virus (WNV) remains on the radar of Kentucky agriculture officials; two new equine cases were confirmed Friday (Sept. 8). Nine horses have been infected with the disease in 2006.
A 4-year-old Rocky Mountain Horse mare in Adair... Read More
September 05, 2006
Intervet Inc. has announced the availability of PreveNile. The new modified-live vaccine (MLV) for horses is the first one-dose West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine available for primary immunization.
"PreveNile offers the most advanced WNV... Read More
September 02, 2006
Results of diagnostic testing received today from the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center on Friday, Sept. 1, confirmed the diagnosis of the seventh case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Kentucky this year, according to Rusty... Read More
September 01, 2006
Thirty-one states have reported detecting West Nile virus (WNV) in 2006, according to the latest data reported on the U.S. Geological Survey web site (last updated July 25). The disease has infected horses in 10 states: Colorado, Idaho, Iowa,... Read More
August 30, 2006
The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office today (Aug. 30) confirmed the sixth case of West Nile virus in the state this year. A 6-year-old Belgian gelding in Christian County was euthanatized due to complications of the disease, noted Rusty Ford,... Read More
August 24, 2006
A new case of West Nile virus (WNV) was confirmed today (Aug. 24) in Nelson County, Kentucky, according to Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager in the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. This is the second WNV case confirmed in that county, and... Read More
August 23, 2006
The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office announced today (Aug. 23) that two more cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses have been confirmed, bringing the total equine case count to four.
"Results of testing received today from the... Read More
August 18, 2006
Michigan's State Veterinarian Dr. Steve Halstead today announced the state's first case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse for 2006. The horse was a 3-year old gelding from Washtenaw County. Dr. Halstead urges residents to take precautions... Read More
August 17, 2006
West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in horses in five Montana counties, state Livestock Department officials said Wednesday (Aug. 16).
Horses in Cascade, Glacier, Phillips and Yellowstone counties and a second horse in Flathead... Read More
July 27, 2006
Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson today (July 27) reported the first human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania this year. The individual, a 43-year-old York County male, was hospitalized and released and has recovered.
"The fact... Read More
July 10, 2006
Twenty-four states have reported detecting West Nile virus (WNV) in 2006, according to the latest data reported on the U.S. Geological Survey web site (last updated June 27). The disease has infected horses in four states: Iowa, North Dakota,... Read More
June 13, 2006
June 07, 2006
(Edited press release)
The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced its first avian West Nile virus (WNV) finding for 2006. Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, state public health director, said a crow collected by the DeWitt/Piatt... Read More
June 02, 2006
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) this week announced the beginning of statewide Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance season. The bird testing... Read More
May 25, 2006
Wear Insect Repellant, Eliminate Standing Water to keep Mosquitoes Away
May 03, 2006
Mosquito control experts and human health authorities are concerned that Americans are becoming complacent about protecting themselves and their horses against West Nile virus (WNV). They discussed this trend and new mosquito control techniques... Read More
April 24, 2006
As spring approaches and temperatures rise, growing mosquito populations will increase the risk for deadly mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus (WNV) and equine encephalomyelitis (sleeping sickness).
Since its discovery in... Read More
April 24, 2006
Infectious diseases were wreaking widespread havoc long before scientists had any idea what caused them. But knowing the pathogenic agents behind today's scourges is just the first step in protecting against deadly outbreaks. Roughly 75% of... Read More
April 18, 2006
A team of U.S. and U.K. researchers have shown that an experimental West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine shows promise in protecting humans from the arbovirus. The study abstract appeared online April 14 in the early edition of the Proceedings of... Read More
April 17, 2006
April 17, 2006
GenoMed, a medical genomics company, is seeking horses to participate in a free trial to test a medical protocol for treating West Nile virus (WNV). David W. Moskowitz, MD, MA, FACP, chairman, CEO, and chief medical officer for GenoMed, said the... Read More
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