Recent News for Infectious Diseases

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Oregon EHV-1: Case Count Rises to Four

May 05, 2015

Facilities in Marion and Polk counties are now under quarantine.... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: Some Quarantines Released

May 04, 2015

Four Michigan facilities remain quarantined due to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in West Tennessee

May 01, 2015

There are currently four confirmed cases of equine infectious anemia in the western part of the state.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in New Mexico Horses

May 01, 2015

Officials are managing two vesicular stomatitis cases: one in a Grant County horse and one in an Otero County horse.... Read More

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EHV-1 Detected in Marion County, Oregon, Horse

May 01, 2015

The affected horse began showing acute neurologic signs on April 28 and the positive EHV-1 diagnosis was made April 29. ... Read More

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Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against WNV, EEE

April 27, 2015

Owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses prior to the onset of peak mosquito season.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Macarena Sanz

April 25, 2015

Sanz's research has focused on Rhodococcus equi, a microorganism that causes pneumonia in young foals. ... Read More

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Input Sought on Proposed Canadian EIA Management Strategy

April 23, 2015

Comments are requested on a proposed approach for controlling equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Canada.... Read More

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Second Maryland Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

April 22, 2015

Two Maryland premises are now quarantined after horses residing at the facilities tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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Fever Leading to Gastric Ulcers in a Young Horse

April 20, 2015

A filly goes to the trainer and ends up sick and with ulcers. Will they return when she goes back into training?... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: No New Cases Since April 3

April 20, 2015

Seven Michigan premises remain under quarantine for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Murray Valley Encephalitis in Horses: What We Know

April 19, 2015

Learn about this uncommon, but often deadly, virus and its impact on infected horses in Australia.... Read More

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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

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Montgomery County, Maryland, Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

April 15, 2015

A horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and is being treated by a private veterinarian.... Read More

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Canada Lifts VS-Related Equine Import Restrictions

April 15, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted all vesicular stomatitis (VS) import restrictions for U.S. horses.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.

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The Aftermath of Vesicular Stomatitis

April 14, 2015

The large-scale VS outbreak in 2014 caused extended quarantines and transportation headaches for horse owners.... Read More

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Vaccinate Horses Against West Nile Virus Now

April 14, 2015

Horses require two doses of the West Nile vaccine initially, and then boosters at least annually.... Read More

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Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More

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Re-emergent Equine Diseases

April 11, 2015

Early recognition of emerging and re-emerging diseases is of paramount importance if their impact is to be minimized.... Read More

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Advancements in Equine Lyme Disease Testing

April 11, 2015

Improved diagnostic testing for Lyme disease is leading to more successful treatments. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2014

April 09, 2015

Diseases diagnosed include herpesvirus, tetanus, strangles, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: Fourth Horse Tests Positive

April 08, 2015

A second Saginaw County horse has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Equine Canada, Government Developing Biosecurity Standard

April 07, 2015

The farm-level biosecurity standard is designed to help protect Canada's equine industry from animal diseases.... Read More

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TAHC Releases All EHV Quarantines in Galveston County

April 06, 2015

Three Galveston County, Texas, horses previously tested positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV).... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: Two Additional Positives Reported

April 06, 2015

An additional Livingston County horse and a Saginaw County horse have tested positive and are under veterinary care.... Read More