Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Eight Additional Texas Premises Quarantined for VS

July 28, 2014

To date, 21 facilities in eight counties have been quarantined due to vesicular stomatitis-positive animals.... Read More

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Two Navajo Nation Horses Test Positive for WNV

July 28, 2014

The Navajo Nation Veterinary and Livestock Program said two neurologic horses tested positive on July 25.... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

July 27, 2014

Get tips on how to reduce the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease for you and your horses.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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AVA: Vaccinate Australian Horses against Hendra Now

July 26, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) urges owners to have horses vaccinated against the deadly virus. ... Read More

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Equine Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

July 25, 2014

Learn how horses contract Lyme disease, what clinical signs to watch for, how to treat it, and more.... Read More

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Seven Colorado Facilities Quarantined for VS

July 24, 2014

Seven facilities in two counties are quarantined after horses tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Reproductive Leptospirosis in Horses

July 24, 2014

Infection in broodmares can result in abortion; stillbirth; live, nonviable foals; and, rarely, viable foals.... Read More

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Texas Confirms Additional Equine VS Cases

July 22, 2014

Horses residing in Bastrop, Travis, and Guadalupe counties have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Boulder Co., Colorado

July 21, 2014

A Boulder County premises is under quarantine after equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) was confirmed there.... Read More

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Colorado Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

July 21, 2014

Officials confirmed the state's first reported equine WNV case for 2014 in an Adams County horse.... Read More

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New Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Gladstone, Queensland

July 21, 2014

A deceased horse tested positive for hendra virus infection late Friday (July 18).... Read More

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Are Exotic Pets a Disease Risk to European Horses?

July 20, 2014

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

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Colorado Horses

July 18, 2014

Four horses on two Weld County premises have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2014

July 17, 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, equine herpesvirus, influenza, equine infectious anemia, and more.... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses: More Questions than Answers

July 16, 2014

Learn about this difficult-to-diagnose disease, what clinical signs to watch for, and how vets treat it.... Read More

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Five Tips for Avoiding Infection while Traveling with Horses

July 16, 2014

Colorado State veterinarians remind riders to take steps to prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.... Read More

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Infographic: Botulism

July 14, 2014

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it.... Read More

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Texas Officials Report Additional Equine VS Cases

July 14, 2014

Vesicular stomatitis (VS) was recently confirmed in horses in Travis and Bastrop counties.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Health at Events

July 14, 2014

Horses incubating pathogens could develop disease while at the show, so monitor your horse's health often.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak Response 101

July 10, 2014

Remember these steps if an outbreak occurs, regardless of what disease you're facing.... Read More

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EIA Discovered in Johnson County, Wyoming

July 08, 2014

A Johnson County horse was euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in late June.... Read More

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Equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis: What We Know, What We Don't

July 08, 2014

This potentially deadly condition is difficult to diagnose, treat, and study. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Another Texas Horse Tests Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis

July 07, 2014

The newest case, reported July 3, was identified in a Nueces County horse.... Read More

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Could EHV-1 cause Blood Clots?

July 06, 2014

Researchers recently discovered that EHV-1 activates platelets, small cells in blood involved in clotting.... Read More

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Louisiana Issues Vesicular Stomatitis Animal Health Warning

July 01, 2014

The state is imposing enhanced requirements on animals entering Louisiana from states with diagnosed VS cases.... Read More