Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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EVA Prevalence in Spanish Horses

December 17, 2017

Blood samples revealed a 21% positive rate in breeding stallions compared to 6.7% in sport horses.... Read More

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What Should I Do if My Horse Was Exposed to Disease?

December 15, 2017

A veterinarian offers advice the steps to take if your horse could have been exposed to an infectious disease.... Read More

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Boise Wild Horse Corral Reopens After Strangles Outbreak

November 29, 2017

About 75% of the horses at the facility contracted strangles, and all have fully recovered. ... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Havelock, Quebec, Horse

November 27, 2017

The affected horse was tested prior to being moved to a new premises, officials said. The animal is now quarantined.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jamie Norris

November 25, 2017

Norris is studying apicomplexan parasites, specifically Sarcocystis neurona, EPM's primary causative agent.... Read More

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Sears Awarded EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow

November 21, 2017

Dr. Kelly Sears' equine piroplasmosis research resulted in the discovery of a new Theileria organism.... Read More

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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

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Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More

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Attack of the Rabid Fox

November 17, 2017

A horse owner captured a video of a fox in his horse pasture, but then the fox attacked. Find out what saved his horses.... Read More

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EIA: What's the Big Deal?

November 17, 2017

Find out where veterinarians are seeing an uptick in equine infectious anemia cases.... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Is My Horse Neurologic or Lame?

November 14, 2017

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Infographic: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Vaccines for All Ages

November 13, 2017

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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N.C. Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate After EEE Cases

November 01, 2017

A pony mare in Bladen County and an American Quarter Horse gelding in Camden County tested positive.... Read More

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Is Your Horse Safe From Equine Infectious Anemia?

November 01, 2017

Equine infectious anemia can destroy horses' red blood cells and cause weakness, anemia, and death.... Read More

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Wisconsin, Ontario Horses Test Positive for EEE, WNV

November 01, 2017

Wisconsin and Ontario have now confirmed 24 and two EEE and 22 and 21 WNV cases in horses, respectively.... Read More

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Top Tweets and Take-Homes: EPM Society Meeting

October 30, 2017

The EPM Society met last week in Lake Tahoe, California. Here's a look at what attendees discussed.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Dr. Fernanda Cesar

October 29, 2017

Cesar is studying neonatal immunology with a focus on R. equi and young foals' immune responses to it.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Equine Leptospiral Abortions

October 27, 2017

Leptospirosis bacteria can be present in apparently healthy horses, yet can also cause abortions and eye problems.... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Gallatin County, Montana, Horses

October 27, 2017

Multiple horses on a single farm tested positive. The premises is quarantined and additional testing is underway.... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2017

October 26, 2017

The 33-year-old American Quarter Horse mare from Euclid was vaccinated in the spring. She is recovering.... Read More

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Core Equine Diseases Can Be a Death Sentence

October 25, 2017

The threat of deadly equine diseases like rabies is closer than you think. Vaccines can help protect your horse.... Read More

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Timoney Recognized for Equine Streptococcal Disease Research

October 25, 2017

Dr. John F. Timoney retired from the UK Department of Veterinary Science in 2016 after 34 years.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Bruce County, Ontario, Horse

October 19, 2017

The 12-year-old unvaccinated mare was euthanized following the sudden onset and progression of neurologic signs.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 19, 2017

Vets confirmed cases of EHV, influenza, African horse sickness, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More