Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases

Flying foxes, a type of fruit bat native to Australia, are thought to pass the deadly hendra virus to horses, however the exact mode of transmission remains unclear.

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Bat Lyssavirus Could Pose Threat to Humans, Animals

September 01, 2014

The confirmation Australian bat lyssavirus in horses highlights the need for greater awareness of the disease, vets say.... Read More

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Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More

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Keep Horses Safe when Traveling in VS-Affected Areas

August 29, 2014

A veterinarian shares tips on how to protect horses from vesicular stomatitis (VS) while traveling.... Read More

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Texas Confirms Additional Vesicular Stomatitis Cases

August 28, 2014

The Texas Animal Health Commission has quarantined two more premises due to vesicular stomatitis in horses. ... Read More

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Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

August 25, 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More

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KSU Vet: Watch for Vesicular Stomatitis

August 25, 2014

A KSU vet is cautioning owners about the contagious viral disease that affects horses, livestock, and sometimes humans.... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Quarantines

August 21, 2014

Colorado officials have 184 premises quarantined for VS, while Texas officials have 44 facilities quarantined.... Read More

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Vaccine Reactions

August 19, 2014

While most vaccines are administered without problems, side effects can occur. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Additional VS Cases Reported in Texas, Colorado

August 14, 2014

Officials have quarantined additional premises after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Cases

August 07, 2014

Animal health officials in Colorado and Texas have reported additional equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases.... Read More

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Zoonoses: What Horse Owners Need to Know

August 06, 2014

Here's what you need to know about zoonoses that affect horses and how to prevent them. ... Read More

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Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus Found in Neurologic Horse

August 03, 2014

The virus once thought to be inert in horses was identified in a neurologic Brazilian horse, researchers say.... Read More

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14 Additional Texas Premises Quarantined for VS

July 31, 2014

To date, 35 premises in nine Texas counties have been quarantined due to VS-positive horses and cattle.... Read More

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Number of Colorado Facilities with Equine VS Jumps to 21

July 30, 2014

The quarantines are located in Boulder, Broomfield, El Paso, Larimer, and Weld counties.... Read More

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Eight Additional Texas Premises Quarantined for VS

July 28, 2014

To date, 21 facilities in eight counties have been quarantined due to vesicular stomatitis-positive animals.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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AVA: Vaccinate Australian Horses against Hendra Now

July 26, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) urges owners to have horses vaccinated against the deadly virus. ... Read More

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Seven Colorado Facilities Quarantined for VS

July 24, 2014

Seven facilities in two counties are quarantined after horses tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Texas Confirms Additional Equine VS Cases

July 22, 2014

Horses residing in Bastrop, Travis, and Guadalupe counties have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Boulder Co., Colorado

July 21, 2014

A Boulder County premises is under quarantine after equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) was confirmed there.... Read More

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New Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Gladstone, Queensland

July 21, 2014

A deceased horse tested positive for hendra virus infection late Friday (July 18).... Read More

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Are Exotic Pets a Disease Risk to European Horses?

July 20, 2014

Exotic pets could carry foreign vector-borne diseases that can be deadly to horses, French researchers say.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Colorado Horses

July 18, 2014

Four horses on two Weld County premises have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis.... Read More

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Five Tips for Avoiding Infection while Traveling with Horses

July 16, 2014

Colorado State veterinarians remind riders to take steps to prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.... Read More

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Texas Officials Report Additional Equine VS Cases

July 14, 2014

Vesicular stomatitis (VS) was recently confirmed in horses in Travis and Bastrop counties.... Read More

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Another Texas Horse Tests Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis

July 07, 2014

The newest case, reported July 3, was identified in a Nueces County horse.... Read More