Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Opening the Airways

August 01, 2001

Only racehorses get exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), right? Aren't they the only ones working hard enough to rupture blood vessels in their lungs? The answer to this question is not so simple. Research has shown that EIPH occurs in... Read More

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Georgia Horse Succumbs to West Nile Virus

August 01, 2001

Georgia’s first confirmed case of a horse infected with West Nile Virus (WNV) has prompted Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin to seek an earlier shipment of the vaccine recently approved by the United States... Read More

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D.C. Reports Additional West Nile Virus-Positive Birds

August 01, 2001

The D.C. Department of Health has announced that an additional twelve crows have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the total number this year in the District to 22. The crows were found between August 6th and August 9th in the... Read More

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EEE Detected in Michigan

August 01, 2001

Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Dan Wyant announced Aug. 15 that Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus was recently detected in three Kalamazoo County gray catbirds. The positive birds, common carriers of EEE, indicate the... Read More

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If All Else Fails, Use Baycox?

August 01, 2001

Several Standardbred trainers have told me that when a vet cannot find what is wrong with their horses, the vet will suggest putting them on Baycox. I recently had two vets tell me to try my 3-year-old trotter on Baycox. They had gone all... Read More

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West Nile Virus Virus-positive Crow Found in Virginia

July 27, 2001

Virginia's Commissioner of Health E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, announced Tuesday, July 24, that a dead crow found in Alexandria has been confirmed as having West Nile virus. The crow is the first bird to test positive for West Nile virus in the... Read More

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Merial Launches New Resources Web Site

July 27, 2001

Merial pharmaceutical company recently launched a new customer tool and resource—http://www.merial.com, which offers speedy access and simple routes to information relevant to customers.

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Florida Has Year's First Equine West Nile Virus Case

July 25, 2001

The first equine case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States this year has been confirmed in a Florida horse. The horse was located in Jefferson County, Florida, where WNV-positive crows were found in June. The United States Department of... Read More

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Skunk Revealed As EPM Intermediate Host

July 13, 2001

Researchers have discovered that the striped skunk serves as an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite that causes the neurological disease equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses. The... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Florida

July 11, 2001

West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a dead crow in Jefferson County, Fla. The crow was submitted for testing on June 18, and results were released July 6. The disease, which is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, made its debut i... Read More

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Latest Foal Loss Update Shows No Change In Risk Factors

July 06, 2001

In the latest update on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, researchers at the University of Kentucky report the evidence continues to point toward cherry trees and a caterpillar infestation this spring as the likely causes of the problem. Research... Read More

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Chilling Out After Exercise

July 01, 2001

The mid-summer heat brings added challenges in managing the athletic horse. Regardless of whether your horse is competing in a show, trail ride, or high-level three-day event, hot weather places additional demands on his body. You need to be... Read More

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New Techniques In Laser Treatment

July 01, 2001

Lasers are playing a larger part in equine surgery.... Read More

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Dehydration Alert

July 01, 2001

When horses are working hard, especially in hot weather, they are particularly prone to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. The official term for one symptom of these problems is a mouthful: synchronous diaphragmatic flutter... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Education

July 01, 2001

A wide variety of equine nutritional topics was covered at the fourth annual Alltech Equine School April 25-28 in Lexington, Ky., sponsored by Alltech, a feed ingredient company in Nicholasville, Ky. Among the speakers was Harold Hintz, BS, PhD,... Read More

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Deadly Spring Syndromes

July 01, 2001

Good news travels fast in the horse business; bad news travels even faster. In the case of an outbreak of mysterious early fetal loss and late-gestation foal loss, cooperation and quick sharing of information served to help researchers... Read More

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West Nile Virus 2001

July 01, 2001

On May 7 it was announced that West Nile virus (WNV) had returned to the northeastern United States--this time in dead crows in New Jersey. But the area wasn't as panicked as it had been the past two years the disease was found. State... Read More

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EVA Video Available; Rule in the Works

July 01, 2001

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a video entitled "Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA): A Manageable Problem." EVA is an acute, contagious viral equine disease that can cause fever, respiratory illness, ocular... Read More

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"In the News" Seminar

July 01, 2001

An attentive audience gathered to learn more about foot and mouth disease (FMD), West Nile virus (WNV), and equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) from experts on Friday, April 27, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Peter Timoney,... Read More

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LSU's Vet Diagnostics Lab Helps Monitor Vector-borne Diseases

June 29, 2001

As mosquito and other insect populations increase during the summer months, so do epidemics of diseases carried by those insects, including the deadly equine encephalitis. But researchers at LSU are working to curb the spread of vector-borne... Read More

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Update On Foot and Mouth Recommendations

June 22, 2001

Release from Great Britain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAFF)

5 June 2001

Advice for horse owners during the foot and mouth outbreak

Though horses are not susceptible to infection by... Read More

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Burghley Will Go On Despite Foot And Mouth Concerns

June 22, 2001

Tickets have gone on sale for Europe’s only four-star three-day event in 2001, the Burghley Pedigree Horse Trials, Stamford, Lincs, to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in spite of the foot and mouth disease outbreak. The Badminton three-day event was... Read More

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Georgia Quarantines 41 horses, Tests 50 More For Equine Infectious Anemia

June 22, 2001

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said on June 15 that 41 horses are quarantined at 10 different North Georgia locations due to exposure to equine infectious anemia (EIA).

"We have tested these 41 quarantined in the... Read More

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Update On The Status of West Nile Virus Surveillance Mapping for 2001

June 22, 2001

The National Atlas of the United States of America will not be producing West Nile maps in 2001, however, another component of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information (CINDI), will be... Read More

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Initial Pericarditis Survey In Yearlings Brings Good News

June 14, 2001

Dr. Doug Byars, head of the internal medicine unit at Haygard-Davidson-McGee veterinary firm in Lexington, Ky., reported that examinations on three farms of 150 Thoroughbred yearlings revealed... Read More