Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

August 25, 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More

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KSU Vet: Watch for Vesicular Stomatitis

August 25, 2014

A KSU vet is cautioning owners about the contagious viral disease that affects horses, livestock, and sometimes humans.... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Quarantines

August 21, 2014

Colorado officials have 184 premises quarantined for VS, while Texas officials have 44 facilities quarantined.... Read More

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West Nile Virus can Threaten Horse Health this Fall

August 20, 2014

It's not too late to help protect your horses from contracting West Nile virus. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Washington Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 20, 2014

The unvaccinated horse from Mesa is showing progressive neurologic signs, including hind end paralysis. ... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports first Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 19, 2014

The unvaccinated St. Croix County Quarter Horse mare is recovering after being treated by a veterinarian.... Read More

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Vaccine Reactions

August 19, 2014

While most vaccines are administered without problems, side effects can occur. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Strangles Signs, Risk Factors, and Complications Evaluated

August 19, 2014

Classic clinical signs alone aren't the only ones that should prompt a strangles test, researchers learned.... Read More

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Second Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 18, 2014

Officials announced last week that the first Lowndes County horse had tested positive for the disease. ... Read More

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Equine Coronavirus Identified in European Horses

August 17, 2014

This marks the first time coronavirus has been detected in horses outside of the United States or Japan.... Read More

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New Mexico Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 15, 2014

The unvaccinated horse was euthanized last week after contracting West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Eastern Ontario Horse

August 14, 2014

The 12-year old unvaccinated gelding was euthanized after developing fever and neurologic signs.... Read More

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Additional VS Cases Reported in Texas, Colorado

August 14, 2014

Officials have quarantined additional premises after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 13, 2014

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says Georgia reported 25 equine EEE cases in 2013.... Read More

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Researchers Define Botulism Survival Rates in Adult Horses

August 12, 2014

Penn Vet researchers found that adult horses that retained the ability to stand had a 95% survival rate.... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

August 09, 2014

Get tips on how you and your horse can avoid contracting a tick-borne disease.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever: True or False?

August 08, 2014

How much do you know about Potomac horse fever? Test your knowledge! ... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Cases

August 07, 2014

Animal health officials in Colorado and Texas have reported additional equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases.... Read More

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North Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Cases of 2014

August 07, 2014

Two unvaccinated horses--one from Carteret County and one from Bladen County--died after contracting EEE.... Read More

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Zoonoses: What Horse Owners Need to Know

August 06, 2014

Here's what you need to know about zoonoses that affect horses and how to prevent them. ... Read More

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Veterinarians Review Equine Herpesvirus

August 05, 2014

Penn Vet experts share insight on recognizing and treating EHV-1 and how officials manage outbreaks.... Read More

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Escambia County, Florida, Horse Euthanized due to EEE

August 04, 2014

The unvaccinated horse was recently euthanized after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... 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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Piro-Like Syndrome Making Waves in France

August 02, 2014

French scientists are researching how to prevent the spread of an equine disease they've termed "piro-like."... Read More

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14 Additional Texas Premises Quarantined for VS

July 31, 2014

To date, 35 premises in nine Texas counties have been quarantined due to VS-positive horses and cattle.... Read More