Leptospirosis

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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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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

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UKVDL Researcher Evaluates Causative Agents of Abortion

July 24, 2011

Erdal Erol, DVM, MS, PHD, gave a lecture titled "Current microbiological methods for equine abortion diagnoses... Read More

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Post-Rain Tips for Horse Owners

June 23, 2011

Now is the time for horse owners to assess the lingering effects of spring's wet weather.... Read More

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Cornell Develops Model to Study Leptospira interrogans in Horses

May 05, 2010

Cornell University researchers have successfully created a model in horses to study infections caused by the bacterium Leptospira interrogans.

In horses, leptospirosis can cause fever, icterus (jaundice), Read More

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First Leptospirosis Abortions Reported in England

December 04, 2009

Diagnostic pathologists at the Animal Health Trust (AHT), Newmarket recently published the first report of equine abortions in England caused by leptospirosis.... Read More

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Leptospira Not an Important Factor in Recurrent Uveitis, Researchers Say

November 01, 2008

As a result of aggressive research efforts, the underlying causes and factors contributing to recurrent uveitis--a painful and debilitating condition that is the leading cause of blindness in horses--are becoming known.

"Recurrent... Read More

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Leptospirosis: What Is It?

March 01, 2008


Don’t overlook this "bug" that can cause abortion and uveitis (moon blindness).

Many horse people don't know that much about leptospirosis. If you have heard of it, it is probably in... Read More

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Additional Leptospiral-induced Abortions Reported in Kentucky

July 19, 2007

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

The last report of equine leptospiral-induced abortions was in the April 2004 issue of... Read More

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Leptospirosis: Mild Winters Could Mean More Cases

June 03, 2007

Several years of mild winters in the Midwest might bring veterinarians and physicians more than the usual number of cases of leptospirosis, or "lepto," a bacterial disease that can affect cattle, swine, horses, wildlife, dogs, and humans.... Read More

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Increased Leptospirosis Abortions Reported in Bluegrass Region

March 12, 2007

The University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center has confirmed 40 cases of equine leptospirosis in the Central Kentucky region from July 2006 until now, compared to two cases in the same time period last year. Researchers will be... Read More

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Leptospirosis: Study Begins in Wake of Increased Cases

March 07, 2007

The University of Kentucky’s Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center said March 7 it has confirmed 40 cases of equine leptospirosis in the Central Kentucky region from July 2006 until now, and most of the observed cases have resulted in foal loss by... Read More

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Leptospirosis Getting an Early Start this Year

December 12, 2006

Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center have reported numerous early cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that can cause a variety of equine problems, including abortion, a flu-like illness, and uveiti... Read More

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Internal Insights

October 01, 2006

Veterinary internal medicine is a growing specialty that boasts nearly 400 large animal internal medicine specialists, many of them focusing on horses. In a time when humans seek out experts in varying medical fields, it's only logical that we seek... Read More

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Leptospirosis Starting to Get More Attention

September 14, 2006

Recurrent painful inflammation and pathologic changes in the eyes of horses with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, also known as moon blindness) could be caused by the persistence of invasive bacteria called Leptospira in affected horses' eyes... Read More

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Vets Watch for Hurricane-Related Illnesses

October 12, 2005

With water pooling in places that it normally doesn't and sharp debris all around, horse owners can't help but wonder if conditions left by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will cause an increase in the reports of illnesses such as tetanus,... Read More

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Leptospiral Uveitis Helps Vaccine Research

March 09, 2005

Ashutosh Verma, BVSc, MVSc, graduate research assistant in the laboratory of John Timoney, BSc, MVB, MRCVS, MS, PhD, DSc, Keeneland Association Chair in Equine Science, at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington,... Read More

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Leptospirosis in Central Kentucky

December 17, 2004

High incidences of leptospirosis-induced abortions in Central Kentucky horses could be caused by a tandem effect of temperature and precipitation in certain years, said Capt. David Hall of the U.S. Air Force, who defended his Masters thesis on... Read More

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Lepto in Kentucky

March 01, 2004

Leptospirosis, often called just "lepto," can cause flu-like illness in horses that sometimes results in abortion or uveitis (moon blindness). In Kentucky, there seems to be a cyclic pattern to abortions caused by leptospirosis. In 2001, there... Read More

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Increase In Leptospirosis Reported In Kentucky

January 14, 2004

Leptospirosis, often called just "lepto," can cause flu-like illness in horses that sometimes results in abortion or uveitis (moon blindness). In Kentucky, there seems to be a cyclic pattern to abortions caused by leptospirosis. In 2001, there... Read More