Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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What is Leptospirosis?

April 11, 2017

Learn whether your horse is at risk and if you should be vaccinating for this "new" disease.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis from an Epidemiological View

April 09, 2017

Through the third week of February, 44 cases of nocardioform placentitis were confirmed in the 2017 Kentucky foal crop.... Read More

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Maryland EHV-1 Contained to One Farm, State Vet Says

April 07, 2017

There have been no new EHV cases reported since April 4, when one Anne Arundel County horse tested positive.... Read More

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World Equine Airway Symposium Scheduled for July

April 07, 2017

Lecture topics will include performance-limiting upper airway issues, infectious respiratory diseases, EIPH, and more.... Read More

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AVA: Events for Horses Without Hendra Protection is Risky

April 07, 2017

The AVA believes events held exclusively for horses unvaccinated against Hendra virus raise health and welfare concerns.... Read More

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Virginia Owners Advised to Have Horses Vaccinated

April 06, 2017

The state veterinarian's office says horse owners should check with their vets now regarding vaccination schedules.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2016

April 06, 2017

Confirmed diseases include equine herpesvirus, West Nile virus, African horse sickness, strangles, influenza, and more.... Read More

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New Jersey Horse Tests Positive for Neurologic EHV

April 05, 2017

The index farm and veterinary clinic at which the horse was treated are currently under quarantine.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Euthanized, Tests Positive for EHV

April 05, 2017

The horse was euthanized at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Health Center in Leesburg, Virginia, shortly after arrival. ... Read More

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BLM Quarantines Axtell Wild Horse Corrals

April 03, 2017

Officials believe some horses have contracted strangles. Testing is underway to confirm the diagnosis.... Read More

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How to Manage Four Equine Respiratory Emergencies

April 03, 2017

Find tips on handling bacterial pleuropneumonia, pneumothorax and hemothorax, rib fractures, and ARDS in foals.... Read More

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Reining In Equine Infectious Respiratory Diseases

April 01, 2017

Controlling disease spread can be challenging. A veterinarian offers tips on how to react if your farm becomes infected.... Read More

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Quarantine at FEI World Cup Finals Lifted After Retest

March 28, 2017

A horse arriving from Europe produced.a "questionable" blood test result, but tested negative on a retest.... Read More

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Marion County, Oregon, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

March 27, 2017

The horse showed acute neurologic signs and was euthanized after his condition deteriorated.... Read More

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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

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Loux Receives Storm Cat Career Development Award

March 22, 2017

Dr. Shavahn Loux is studying mares' microRNA population during normal gestation and experimentally induced placentitis.... Read More

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Lessons Learned From Recent Equine Disease Outbreaks

March 19, 2017

Cases of CEM, EHV-1, and more have taught officials how to best prevent and respond to outbreaks.... Read More

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Strangles Spread Slowing in Nevada

March 18, 2017

However, the state agriculture department is still receiving reports of new cases, predominantly in western Nevada. ... Read More

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Oklahoma Reports First EIA Case for 2017

March 17, 2017

The affected horse, an 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding used in rodeo and roping events, was euthanized.... Read More

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Denton, County, Texas, EHV Quarantine Released

March 17, 2017

No other cases of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy, the neurologic disease linked to EHV, have been reported in Texas.... Read More

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Influenza Confirmed in Horse Stabled Near WEF

March 17, 2017

The horse, stabled off Winter Equestrian Festival grounds, has been isolated and tested negative for EHV and strangles.... Read More

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10 EHV-1 Resources on TheHorse.com

March 16, 2017

Don't wait for another disease outbreak to brush up on your EHV-1 knowledge.... Read More

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Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

March 14, 2017

Implement appropriate biosecurity measures pre-emptively, as infectious disease is an ever-present risk with horses.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Harbors the Least Bacteria?

March 10, 2017

Researchers found that, of the beddings tested, pine shavings were most effective at inhibiting bacterial growth.... Read More

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Make Brexit an Opportunity, British Equine Industry Says

March 07, 2017

Panelists discussed the potential impact on equine trade, identification, biosecurity, competition travel, and more.... Read More