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


Anthrax Confirmed in Uvalde County, Texas, Equids

August 11, 2015

Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis.... Read More


Infographic: Vaccinating Your Horse

December 15, 2014

Learn how vaccines can protect horses, why they're important, and which ones your horse needs in our visual guide.... Read More


Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

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


Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

April 16, 2014

Researchers have launched an interactive map to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world.... Read More


CDA Issues 2012 Colorado Livestock Disease Recap

November 18, 2012

Equine herpesvirus-1, vesicular stomatitis, and West Nile virus were all confirmed in Colorado horses in 2012.... Read More


Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More


North Dakota Urges Livestock Anthrax Prevention

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

Your veterinarian will help create a vaccination plan to keep your horse's immune system strong. What's right for your horse depends on his age, health history, and exposure to other animals, as well as your location.


Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More


Horse Diseases and Humans

September 01, 2008

What can you catch from your horse?

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


Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

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


Anthrax Strikes Montana Cattle

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


Anthrax Season Firing Up in Texas

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


Year's First Anthrax Case in North Dakota Reported

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


Texas: Water Everywhere Raises Risk of Livestock Disease

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


Canadian Anthrax Outbreak Worsens

October 01, 2006

An anthrax outbreak that has claimed 687 animals and caused 147 premises to be quarantined.... Read More


Over the Northern Border

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


Second Anthrax Case in South Dakota

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


Canadian Anthrax Outbreak Worsens

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


Anthrax Reported in Texas

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


Canadian Anthrax Outbreak Worst on Record

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


North Dakota Logs First Anthrax Cases of 2006

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


Anthrax Flares Continue

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


Anthrax: Clarifying the Cloudy

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


Breaking News: Anthrax in Texas

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: Read More