Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE)

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It's All Foreign to Me

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Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why.... Read More

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Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus Found in Neurologic Horse

August 03, 2014

The virus once thought to be inert in horses was identified in a neurologic Brazilian horse, researchers say.... Read More

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Are Exotic Pets a Disease Risk to European Horses?

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Exotic pets could carry foreign vector-borne diseases that can be deadly to horses, French researchers say.... Read More

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Understanding the OIE's Role in Disease Prevention

February 02, 2013

The World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) standards help prevent the spread of infectious disease.... Read More

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Equine Emerging and Surging Diseases: What's on the Horizon?

July 17, 2012

Emerging and re-emerging diseases can devastate equine populations and cost the industry millions of dollars.... Read More

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Creepy Crawlies, Part 1: Mighty Mosquitoes

June 01, 2012

They might be small, but these flying fiends can spread some deadly diseases. ... Read More

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Equine Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries

December 17, 2011

Disease control in developing countries must be cost-effective, practical, and acceptable to livestock owners.... Read More

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Outbreak Alert Helps in Fighting Equine Disease

December 09, 2011

Since June 2011, the program has provided notification of more than 500 equine disease reports to subscribers.... Read More

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Reminder to Vaccinate Horses against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

September 19, 2011

Pfizer Animal Health is encouraging horse owners and veterinarians to follow the AAEP vaccination guidelines.... Read More

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Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Confirmed in Mexico

August 22, 2011

Venezuelan equine encephalitis has been confirmed in the Mexican state of Tabasco... 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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Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy

April 19, 2011

With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you're considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian's ... Read More

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The Changing Face of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

April 05, 2011

Mosquito-borne virus infections of horses pose a continuous and expanding threat to equine health in the United States and internationally. The majority of equine mosquito-borne diseases in the United States today are preventable by immunization; ... Read More

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The War On Microbes (Emerging Equine Diseases)

November 01, 2010

In the face of potentially disastrous global warming events, pathogenic microscopic organisms appear to be on a mission to impact the surviving species. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are rapidly adapting to... Read More

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VEE: Two Cases Reported in Panama

June 19, 2010

The Office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian reports that during the second week in June, government officials in Panama reported two confirmed equine cases of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE). The report cited two deceased hors... Read More

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Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

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

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EEE, WEE, and VEE (Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis)

July 01, 2009

Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis can be deadly, but they also can be prevented.

Author’s Note: My grandfather and his neighbors in southern Idaho lost several work horses to "brain... Read More

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Readers Share Top Two Vaccination Choices

June 12, 2009

Approximately 1,270 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which two vaccinations do you feel are most important?"

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Vets Discuss Infectious Neurologic Diseases, AAEP 2008

May 10, 2009

What are the most important neurologic problems veterinarians face throughout the year? That's the question Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, associate dean of the Graduate School at Washington State University and professor of equine... Read More

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Keeping Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis 'Foreign'

April 23, 2009

Most horse owners are familiar with Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis, if only through the statement they receive from their veterinarian following their horses' annual vaccinations. But there's another "EE" that, while... 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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The Ever-Present Threat

April 01, 2005

Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a 12-part series of articles on vaccinations for horses.

West Nile virus (WNV) might be the new kid on the block, the one gaining all the media attention, but unfortunately, it is not the only... Read More

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Encephalitis: Many Causes, Deadly Outcome

July 01, 2004

Equine encephalitis has been around for a long time. Old-time horsemen simply referred to it as sleeping sickness. They knew that if a horse contracted it, the animal's prognosis was not great, and that if he did recover, his ability to perform... Read More

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EEE in Venezuela

April 27, 2004

According to an April 26 ProMED report, Venezuela's Animal Health Service, Ministry of Agriculture recently reported a case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a horse from the district Bolivar in the... Read More