November 18, 2012
Equine herpesvirus-1, vesicular stomatitis, and West Nile virus were all confirmed in Colorado horses in 2012.... Read More
June 01, 2010
Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More
September 21, 2009
Livestock producers in areas with a history of anthrax cases should take measures to protect their animals from the disease, North Dakota animal health officials advise.
"We have just received confirmation of a case of anthrax in cattle... Read More
January 01, 2009
Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More
September 01, 2008
If you work around horses long enough, you'll be handling ones that have lameness, diarrhea, abortions, skin diseases, and even neurologic signs. Our first concern is generally for the... 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
August 30, 2007
Eight cows in Sheridan County, Mont., died from anthrax last week, and state livestock officials said more cases could follow.
The dead cows were... Read More
August 19, 2007
With the weather in Texas transitioning rapidly from extreme rainfall to extreme heat, anthrax has reemerged in Tom Green county and caused the death of two horses so far.
Bacillus anthracis is a spore-forming bacteria that occurs... Read More
July 31, 2007
A cow in Traill County has tested positive for anthrax, the first case in North Dakota this year.
State Veterinarian Susan Keller, DVM, said Monday that the dead cow was found in a herd that had 18 animals. The herd has been quarantined and... 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
October 01, 2006
An anthrax outbreak that has claimed 687 animals and caused 147 premises to be quarantined.... Read More
September 01, 2006
In this month's issue of The Horse, certain parts of the Canadian horse industry are highlighted. While the industry is smaller in total horse numbers when compared to the U.S. horse population, it is no less active.
Changes to certain... Read More
August 18, 2006
On Aug. 16, the South Dakota state veterinary office confirmed the state's second case of anthrax this year. As a result of the outbreak, three beef cows that were part of a herd of 51 unvaccinated cows died in Lincoln County. An earlier outbrea... Read More
August 13, 2006
An anthrax outbreak that began in early July has claimed 637 animals and caused 134 premises to be quarantined in Saskatchewan, Canada, as of Aug. 10, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The outbreak is the largest on record... Read More
July 24, 2006
It's the same song, yet another verse for naturally-occurring anthrax cases in livestock and wildlife in Val Verde and Read More
July 13, 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada, is experiencing its worst anthrax year on record. Animal health authorities have quarantined more than 28 premises in Saskatchewan for suspected anthrax contamination and have deemed 113 cattle deaths suspicious as of July... Read More
June 28, 2006
(edited press release)
Two head of cattle have died of anthrax, the first cases of the disease reported in North Dakota this year. "This is a warning for North Dakota producers to talk with their veterinarians about having thei... Read More
October 01, 2005
Livestock anthrax cases are dispersed over Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and southern Manitoba, Canada. North Dakota is having a record year, with more than 300 cases since early July.
Minnesota has reported five anthrax... Read More
August 01, 2005
For most Americans, anthrax was a little-known entity until four years ago, when the disease gained worldwide attention with the bioterrorism infection of 22 U.S. postal workers. Some people thought at the time that anthrax was caused by a newly... Read More
August 01, 2005
Two ranches in Sutton County, Texas, had laboratory-confirmed cases of anthrax in horses, deer, and cattle on July 6. Tests on more cases are pending. More information:
July 22, 2005
Horse owners in most areas of the country would grow wide-eyed if they heard anthrax had been discovered in horses or other livestock in their region. On the other hand, individuals in the Great Plains (North Dakota to Texas) and Intermountain... Read More
July 15, 2005
Eleven premises in southeastern North Dakota have had confirmed cases of anthrax this year in bison, cattle, and horses as of July 14. It's not uncommon to find anthrax in the state annually, but Beth Carlson, DVM, deputy state veterinarian for... Read More
July 06, 2005
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) announced today that ranches in Sutton County have laboratory-confirmed cases of anthrax in horses, deer, and cattle. Laboratory results are pending for several other sites in the county, where... Read More
August 11, 2004
Anthrax had killed a cow, a kudu (a type of antelope), and a whitetail deer in Texas as of Aug. 10. Laboratory results confirmed the disease in the animals, which lived on three premises in Uvalde and Val Verde Counties in Southwest... Read More
February 23, 2004
According to a Feb. 23 ProMED-mail post, Kashmir, India, could be experiencing an equine anthrax outbreak.
In late December 2003, an India Times article reported that, "Veterinarians here have raised alarm over the spread of... Read More