Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Equine Glaucoma

November 01, 2002

The glaucomas are a group of diseases resulting from alterations in the formation and drainage of aqueous humor (clear eye fluid), which causes an increase in intraocular (within the eye) pressure (IOP) above that compatible with normal function... Read More

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Periodontal Disease in Horses Becomes a Priority

October 30, 2002

University veterinary hospitals and private practitioners have begun to treat and prevent periodontal disease in horses with a new piece of dental equipment called the Equine Dental System. The Universities of Georgia, Illinois, and California... Read More

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The Gray Gene

October 23, 2002

British scientists have identified the distinctive gene that gives about 3% of the Thoroughbred population the gray coat color, and they plan to continue studying the genetics in hopes of learning why grays are more prone to developing melanomas... Read More

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Foundation Study Investigates Means to Avoid Caterpillar Contamination on Farms

October 18, 2002

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it is funding a study to be undertaken by Prof. Daniel A. Potter, a renowned entomologist at the University of Kentucky, to facilitate the extermination of Eastern Tent Caterpillar... Read More

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Meeting Planned to Discuss MRLS in 2003

October 16, 2002

There will be a meeting to discuss the past and future of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Embassy Suites on Newtown Pike in Lexington, Ky. The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club has opened its meeting to... Read More

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Compounding Study: Know What You're Getting

October 15, 2002

A recent study showed that one type of compounded omeprazole was ineffective against gastric ulcers in horses.... Read More

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First Equine West Nile Virus Case Detected in Connecticut

October 15, 2002

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture recently reported the first clinical domestic animal case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection during 2002. The two-year-old horse from Canterbury presented on Sept. 20 with a lack of appetite, depression... Read More

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New Jersey Horse Succumbs To West Nile Virus

October 11, 2002

Agriculture Secretary Art Brown Jr. said Tuesday (Sept. 5) that the death last week of a six-year-old Thoroughbred gelding in Tuckahoe, Cape May County, has been attributed to infection with the West Nile virus (WNV), in... Read More

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New York West Nile Equine Case Confirmed

October 11, 2002

Euthanized Horse from Staten Island Tests Positive for West Nile

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers announced August 29 the death of a 26-year old horse on... Read More

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Equine West Nile Case Confirmed In Rhode Island

October 11, 2002

The Department of Environmental Management announced Monday the first finding of West Nile Virus in Rhode Island.

The positive result came from a horse stabled on Saugatucket Road in Wakefield that was... Read More

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West Nile Virus Updates In New England

October 11, 2002

There still have not been any confirmed U.S. equine West Nile Virus cases in 2000. (August 24)

New York

New York City Health Commissioner Neal L.... Read More

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Latest New England WNV Updates

October 11, 2002

There still have not been any confirmed U.S. equine West Nile Virus cases in 2000. (August 17)

Connecticut

Yesterday, the State of Connecticut... Read More

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West Nile Virus Is Confirmed In Rhode Island

October 11, 2002

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced Sunday, August 13, that West Nile Virus has been found in a dead crow. The bird was collected in Warwick on August 8 and was tested at the University of Rhode Island's... Read More

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Five Birds Collected In Brooklyn, NY Test Positive For West Nile Virus

October 11, 2002

Today (August 16) it was announced that the New York State Department of Health confirmed yesterday that blood samples obtained from five live wild birds collected in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn have tested positive for West Nile virus. Blood... Read More

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Three Human Cases Of West Nile Virus In New York

October 11, 2002

New York City Health Commission announced Saturday, August 12, that a 64 year-old woman and a 63 year-old man, both residents of Staten Island, tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) at the New York City Department of Health's laboratories.... Read More

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Two More Cases Of EEE Confirmed in Virginia

October 11, 2002

The USDA National Veterinary Services laboratory in Ames, Iowa has confirmed that two more horses submitted for testing by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). These... Read More

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New York Man Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

October 11, 2002

New York City Health Commissioner Neal L. Cohen, M.D., announced Friday, August 4, that a 78 year-old Staten Island man has tested laboratory-positive for West Nile virus. Serum and spinal fluid samples from the patient were received by the New... Read More

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Protect Your Animals Against West Nile Virus

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recommending that animal owners take several precautions to protect their animals from West Nile virus.

"Given that mosquitoes were associated with the 1999 outbreak, the key to preventing or... Read More

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NY State Health Department Announces West Nile Virus Detected In Mosquitos and Four More Birds

October 11, 2002

New York State Health Commissioner Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. P.H. announced July 17 that the State Health Department for the first time this year has identified preliminary evidence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes by using a rapid,... Read More

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West Nile Virus (WNV) Notes

October 11, 2002

PA West Nile Virus Web Site Expanded

Visitors to Pennsylvania's West Nile virus website—http://www.WestNile.state.pa.us —now can get weekly updates on the statewide mosquito surveillance... Read More

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UK Team Attacks Strangles

October 11, 2002

A leading UK horse charity has teamed up with genome researchers in an effort to beat the equine disease strangles. The Home of Rest for Horses, based in Buckinghamshire, England, has financed a £250,000 ($390,000) project to decode all the gene... Read More

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West Nile Threat Moves Dressage Olympic Selection To Florida

October 11, 2002

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has changed the location of its Dressage Olympic Selection Trials, scheduled for the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21.

The trials, which will also serve as the State Line Tack/USET Grand Prix... Read More

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West Nile Still Here

October 11, 2002

West Nile encephalitis virus caused an outbreak and deaths in humans and horses in the northeastern United States in the late summer and early fall of 1999. Recent isolations of the virus from adult mosquitoes and a dead bird in New York state... Read More

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EVA Confirmed In Kentucky

October 11, 2002

An outbreak of equine viral arteritis (EVA) was confirmed on one Thoroughbred farm on March 20.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Panel Discussion

October 11, 2002

The James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health will convene a panel discussion on West Nile Virus, March 6 at Tel-A-Race, Hauppauge, Long Island. The discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Walter Maclyn Conlon, President and CEO of Suffolk... Read More