Leptospirosis

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Protect Your Horse From Leptospirosis

September 23, 2016

Leptospirosis causes recurrent uveitis and abortion in horses. Fortunately, there's a vaccine. Is your horse at risk?... Read More

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Leptospirosis Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

September 22, 2016

The USDA licensed a vaccine for use in pregnant mares to protect against leptospirosis, one cause of abortion in horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Gloria Gellin

July 30, 2016

Gellin is studying the epidemiology of leptospirosis in Central Kentucky and horses' immune response to the disease.... Read More

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The Importance of Postmortem Exams on Aborted Fetuses

April 09, 2016

Post-mortem exams are crucial to determine what caused the abortion. Here's what your veterinarian will look for.... Read More

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A Look at Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Leptospirosis

April 05, 2016

Researchers believe pathogenic forms of Leptospira bacteria are associated with more than 60% of ERU cases.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2015

March 30, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, influenza, Hendra virus, equine infectious anemia, and more.... Read More

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10th Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Scheduled

March 23, 2016

The 10th International Equine Infectious Diseases Conference will convene April 4-8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... Read More

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Equine Leptospirosis: 'Now We Have a Vaccine!'

March 22, 2016

Dr. Craig Carter recently presented an overview of equine leptospirosis and described the newly released vaccine.... Read More

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UK Study Vital in Leptospirosis Vaccine Development

January 31, 2016

Researchers recently celebrated the culmination of years of work with the release of a vaccine for equine leptospirosis.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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Leptospirosis: Protect Your Horse (And Yourself!)

November 11, 2015

Leptospirosis can cause abortion, uveitis (moon blindness), and kidney/liver disease in horses. Now there's a vaccine.... Read More

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First Equine Leptospirosis Vaccine Introduced

October 09, 2015

The USDA-approved vaccine prevents the disease responsible for foal abortion, kidney and liver failure, and uveitis.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2015

July 20, 2015

Reported diseases include equine herpesvirus, strangles, equine viral arteritis, contagious equine metritis, and more... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2014

April 09, 2015

Diseases diagnosed include herpesvirus, tetanus, strangles, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... 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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Piro-Like Syndrome Making Waves in France

August 02, 2014

French scientists are researching how to prevent the spread of an equine disease they've termed "piro-like."... Read More

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Reproductive Leptospirosis in Horses

July 24, 2014

Infection in broodmares can result in abortion; stillbirth; live, nonviable foals; and, rarely, viable foals.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2013

April 11, 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, atypical myopathy, and hendra.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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UKVDL Leptospirosis Update, January 2013

January 23, 2013

The UKVDL has confirmed 11 leptospirosis abortions so far in the 2012-2013 reproductive season. ... Read More

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Commentary: The Evolution of Equine Disease Quarterly

January 19, 2013

Dr. Roberta Dwyer shares thoughts on the evolution of the publication produced by UK and Lloyd's of London.... Read More

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Equine Leptospirosis: Is It Time for a Vaccine?

August 31, 2012

Dr. Craig Carter, director of epidemiology, UK Veterinary Diagnostics Lab, discusses leptospirosis in horses.... Read More

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Leptospirosis Confirmed in Kentucky Weanling

August 13, 2012

Veterinarians from Hagyard Equine Medical Center have confirmed leptospirosis in a Thoroughbred weanling.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2011

April 09, 2012

Reported included diseases contagious equine metritis, equine influenza, strangles, and equine herpesvirus.... Read More

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Equine Leptospirosis Abortion Update from the UKVDL

February 21, 2012

As of Feb. 17 the University of Kentucky's VDL has confirmed 21 cases of equine leptospiral abortion... Read More