Pigeon Fever & Dryland Distemper


BI Announces 2017 Equine Research Award Recipients

November 21, 2017

The "Advancement in Equine Research Award" gives $45,000 for infectious disease research. ... Read More


Preventing Pigeon Fever

September 06, 2017

Is my horse at risk of catching pigeon fever from another horse at my trainer's barn? ... Read More


Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More


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


Stop Sale Placed on Pigeon Fever Vaccine

April 16, 2015

The voluntary stop sale is due to reports of unexpected post-vaccination gastrointestinal issues in some horses.... Read More


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


International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2014

January 02, 2015

Diagnosed diseases include strangles, influenza, vesicular stomatitis, hendra virus, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More


Pigeon Fever Prevalence Evaluated

September 12, 2014

Researchers have confirmed what many veterinarians have feared in recent years: Pigeon fever in horses is on the rise.... Read More

External abscesses due to pigeon fever most commonly occur in the pectoral region and require surgical lancing to drain.


Pigeon Fever: Myths and Misconceptions

June 20, 2014

As pigeon fever spreads across the United States, so does information--and misinformation--about it. ... Read More


AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Pigeon Fever

January 03, 2014

Veterinarians are reporting increasing numbers of horses being diagnosed with pigeon fever.... Read More


Pigeon Fever Reported in Southern Alberta, Canada

October 10, 2013

Veterinarians have recently diagnosed more than 10 horses residing in southern Alberta with pigeon fever.... Read More


Pigeon Fever: It has Nothing to do with Birds

August 26, 2013

What causes pigeon fever in horses?... Read More


Pigeon Fever: Learn How to Protect Your Horse

August 08, 2013

A disease once considered a West Coast problem, veterinarians report that pigeon fever is on the move east.... Read More


Equine Emerging Diseases Reviewed

August 01, 2013

Learn about coronavirus, EPM, Lyme disease, influenza, and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis.... Read More


AAEP Publishes Pigeon Fever Guidelines

June 20, 2013

The AAEP published comprehensive guidelines for the identification, treatment and prevention of pigeon fever.... Read More


Boehringer Ingelheim Announces 2012 Equine Research Awards

December 03, 2012

Two researchers will study pigeon fever as recipients of the 2012 Advancement of Equine Research Awards.... Read More


Drought Causes Spike in Equine Pigeon Fever Cases in Missouri

November 14, 2012

The disease causes painful swelling, abscesses, and inflammation in the legs, chests, and abdominal cavities.... Read More


Preventing Pigeon Fever

August 01, 2012

We have 20 horses that live in various pastures on our property. Last fall we ... Read More


Surge of Pigeon Fever Cases Reported in Texas

July 14, 2012

With summer and fly season in full swing, horse owners should learn about pigeon fever.... Read More


Pigeon Fever in Horses: A Re-emerging Disease

July 07, 2012

High environmental temperatures and drought conditions typically precede pigeon fever outbreaks.... Read More


Pigeon Fever Detected in Florida Horses

July 04, 2012

More than 60 suspected cases of pigeon fever in horses have occurred in Florida this year.... Read More


Boehringer Ingelheim Calls for Proposals on Pigeon Fever

May 09, 2012

Submissions should be designed to help advance the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of pigeon fever.... Read More


Pigeon Fever in Horses Update

April 19, 2012

The Texas Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory tallied more than 150 positive pigeon fever cultures in 2011.... Read More


Drought Blamed for Spike in Pigeon Fever Cases

February 01, 2012

Some veterinarians say they saw many cases in drought-plagued 2011 as they would see in five years.... Read More


Pigeon Fever Cases in Reported in Louisiana Horses

December 09, 2011

More than 30 cases of pigeon fever in horses have been recently identified in Louisiana.... Read More