Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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EHV Reported in Pennsylvania

April 01, 2015

Maryland officials reported that a Pennsylvania horse that attended a Maryland show tested positive for EHV.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Igor Canisso

March 28, 2015

Canisso's research focused on equine placentitis, which is a major cause of late-term pregnancy loss in broodmares.... Read More

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Stray Mexican Donkey Tests Positive for Glanders

March 27, 2015

The stray donkey tested positive after being apprehended and quarantined at a USDA holding pen in Texas.... Read More

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It's Not Too Early to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

March 27, 2015

Horses require two doses of the vaccinations initially and then boosters at least annually.... Read More

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EHV Reported in Ohio

March 26, 2015

Two EHV-1 cases had been confirmed in Muskingum County, Ohio, barrel racing horses.... Read More

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Is HIP an Effective Treatment for R. equi?

March 26, 2015

Administering hyperimmune plasma (HIP) seems to have a positive effect on limiting R. equi infections.... Read More

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Michigan Horse Euthanized Due to EHV-1

March 23, 2015

The affected 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding was euthanized March 21 after his condition deteriorated.... Read More

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Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

March 23, 2015

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries.... Read More

Install a bat box to attract these bug-loving flyers - but be patient, it can take up to two years for residents to move in.

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Bats in My Barn

March 16, 2015

Bats have moved into one horse owner's barn. Find out if that's a good or bad thing.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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Equine Pigeon Fever Vaccine Granted Conditional License

March 05, 2015

A conditionally licensed vaccine must have demonstrated field safety and a reasonable expectation of efficacy.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

March 03, 2015

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Ontario Horse

February 27, 2015

A horse from the Regional Municipality of Waterloo has tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV).... Read More

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Graded Stakes Winner Williamstown Dead at 25

February 26, 2015

The 25-year-old son of Seattle Slew was euthanized Feb. 25 due to complications with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.... Read More

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Burlington Co., New Jersey, Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

February 23, 2015

A 5-year-old Westampton horse was euthanized after testing positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More

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EHM Confirmed in Scott County, Minnesota

February 16, 2015

The horse was euthanized on Feb. 12 after developing neurologic signs.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Additional Neurologic EHV-1 Case Confirmed in Virginia

February 16, 2015

The horse is recovering in isolation at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg. ... Read More

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Test Horses Annually for Equine Infectious Anemia

February 14, 2015

Here's why following testing regulations for equine infectious anemia is critical to maintaining good horse health.... Read More

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'Gumshoe Sleuthing' in Equine Veterinary Medicine

February 12, 2015

Dr. John Madigan presented the AAEP's 2014 Milne lecture on discoveries that changed equine and human health.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Galveston County, Texas

February 09, 2015

Officials have confirmed two cases of neurologic EHV-1 in horses at two stables in northwestern Galveston County.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Virginia Horse

February 06, 2015

A 14-year-old gelding from western Albemarle County has tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1),... Read More

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Australian Veterinarians Defend Equine Hendra Vaccine

February 05, 2015

Equine veterinarians are responding to recent social media commentary criticizing the hendra vaccine's safety.... Read More

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EDCC Raising Funds to Begin Operations

February 04, 2015

Officials are seeking donations to help launch and fund the new Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC).... Read More

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Texas Temporarily Waives Thoroughbred Piroplasmosis Testing

February 03, 2015

Testing is still required for Quarter Horses at sanctioned tracks and all horses at unsanctioned racetracks.... Read More