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Vaccines for all Ages

May 01, 2014

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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New Real-Time PCR Assay for Diagnosing Potomac Horse Fever

October 23, 2013

The UKVDL has developed and implemented a new real-time PCR assay for diagnosing Potomac horse fever. ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis

October 04, 2013

Equine monocytic ehrlichiosi (EME) has case fatality rates ranging from 5 to 30%. ... Read More

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Protect Horses Against Potomac Horse Fever

September 05, 2013

PHF can have serious complications, and the fatality rate in untreated cases can be up to 30%.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed in Ontario

August 21, 2013

Two Ontario, Canada, horses tested positive for Potomac horse fever (PHF) in early August.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Cases Confirmed in Virginia

July 15, 2013

Several cases of Potomac horse fever have been confirmed in central Virginia, prompting an outbreak alert.... Read More

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Factors Associated with Surviving Potomac Horse Fever (AAEP 2012)

December 26, 2012

While PHF has a serious clinical impact on affected horses, some parameters are associated with survival.... Read More

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Safe and Healthy Equine Travels Start at Home

August 27, 2012

Whether traveling to an out-of-state show or a mile away to the park, good equine health care starts at home.... Read More

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Indiana Horse Owners Get Early Potomac Horse Fever Warning

July 10, 2012

An Indiana horse diagnosed with Potomac horse fever in June has owners in that state on high alert.... Read More

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Factors Associated with Surviving Potomac Horse Fever

July 09, 2012

Study finds PHF survival is linked to serum chloride concentration and oxytetracycline treatment.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever: To Vaccinate or Not?

June 15, 2012

Your veterinarian will be able to help determine if your horse is at-risk of contracting PHF.... Read More

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Understanding Potomac Horse Fever

January 08, 2012

Potomac horse fever often poses a diagnostic challenge because of its varied clinical presentations.... 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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Potomac Horse Fever Cases Seen at UKVDL

August 25, 2011

Between May and July, the UKVDL confirmed three deaths and 14 cases of Potomac horse fever in Kentucky.... 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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UK's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Changes Potomac Horse Fever Testing Requirements

November 20, 2010

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently announced a change in the type of samples required to perform a test for Neorickettsia risticii, the causative organism for Potomac horse fever.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Cases Reported in New York; Vets Encourage Vaccination

August 25, 2010

Officials have confirmed the number of Potomac Horse fever (PHF) cases in northern New York has been higher than usual in recent weeks, encouraging owners to vaccinate but noting that a rise in cases is relatively common this time of year.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Diagnosed with Potomac Horse Fever

August 04, 2010

Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials have concluded a horse that was recenty diagnosed as having Potomac horse fever that was diagnosed in a horse at Keeneland's training center on Rice Road was not contracted or introduced to the horse whil... Read More

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Boarding Barn Health

June 01, 2010

Moving your horse into a boarding barn is a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. Just as you would in choosing a school for your kids, you want to do your research, asking all pertinent questions.... 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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Summer is Prime Time for Potomac Horse Fever

April 24, 2009

With summer just around the corner, now is the time to vaccinate horses against Potomac horse fever (PHF).

"Horse owners need to be aware of the disease and its seasonality," said Julia Wilson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, associate... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More

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Missouri Vets Report Surge in Potomac Horse Fever Cases

August 19, 2008

Potomac horse fever, a potentially fatal disease, has been reported among horses in the St. Louis, Mo., area in unusually high numbers. Philip Johnson, BVSc, MRCVS, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a veterinarian at the University of Missouri College of... Read More

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Equestrian Center Reports 3 Cases of Potomac Horse Fever

August 10, 2008

Three cases of Potomac horse fever were reported in July at the Star Equestrian Center on Greencastle Pike near Hagerstown, Md.

Ginny Gaylor, director of the Star Equestrian... Read More