Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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All Texas Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released

July 27, 2015

The final premises released was in Ward County, approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton. ... Read More

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Working Equids: The Impact of Infectious Disease

July 26, 2015

Despite the enormous positive impact of these horses and donkeys, their health isn't always a top priority for owners.... Read More

Carleigh Fedorka

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Carleigh Fedorka

July 25, 2015

Fedorka's research could, in the future, allow breeders to modulate post-breeding endometrial inflammation in mares.... Read More

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First Colorado Horse of 2015 Infected with WNV

July 24, 2015

Officials say a horse in Boulder County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Additional WNV, EEE Cases Reported in Texas Horses

July 24, 2015

Officials say WNV was confirmed in a south Texas horse while the EEE cases were found in the eastern part of the state.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November

July 24, 2015

This symposium will focus on the immune system's role in equine diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites.... Read More

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Queensland Reports First Equine Hendra Case of 2015

July 24, 2015

Testing confirmed that a horse residing in the Atherton Tablelands died from the virus earlier this week.... Read More

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Are Horses Vaccinated Against Influenza Still Susceptible?

July 24, 2015

Researchers found that of 239 horses that tested positive for equine influenza virus, 84 had been vaccinated.... Read More

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

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Economic Impacts of Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreaks

July 24, 2015

The economic impacts of 2014 vesicular stomatitis outbreak were felt within the equine industry at multiple levels. ... Read More

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Colorado VS: Six Counties Now Affected

July 23, 2015

Facilities in Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Montezuma, and Montrose counties are under quarantine.... Read More

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Watch for Potomac Horse Fever

July 23, 2015

Staff at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has seen a recent trend in positive results for Potomac horse fever. ... Read More

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Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 23, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More

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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2015

July 21, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Kennewick is recovering.... Read More

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It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

July 21, 2015

There's still time to take steps to protect your horse from these two potentially deadly mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2015

July 20, 2015

Reported diseases include equine herpesvirus, strangles, equine viral arteritis, contagious equine metritis, and more... Read More

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What Horse Owners Need to Know About EPM

July 17, 2015

This neurologic condition can prove deadly for some horses, but others recover with treatment. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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South Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2015

July 16, 2015

An unvaccinated horse from Barnwell County died after contracting the mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Four Counties Now Affected

July 16, 2015

As of July 15, 19 premises in four counties are quarantined after horses, mules, and one cattle herd tested positive.... Read More

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North Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2015

July 15, 2015

An 8-year-old Quarter Horse from Cumberland County died despite veterinary treatment.... Read More

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CSU Labs Authorized to Test for VS

July 15, 2015

The change is expected to provide a more timely response on local tests; previously samples were sent to an Iowa lab.... Read More

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Additional VS Positives Confirmed in Colorado Horses

July 15, 2015

Nine locations in three counties are quarantined after horses residing there tested positive for vesicular stomatitis.... Read More

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Two Texas Horses Test Positive for EEE

July 14, 2015

Both horses--one from Newton County and one from Orange County--were unvaccinated against Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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

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Suspect Case of EHM in Canada's Ottawa Region

July 13, 2015

The horse is currently receiving veterinary care at a referral center.... Read More

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Rabies Cases on the Rise in Kansas

July 10, 2015

Vaccinate horses to help protect against this invariably fatal zoonotic disease.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2015

July 08, 2015

The affected horse, a 12-year-old Miniature mare from Chesapeake, had not been vaccinated against the virus.... Read More