Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Research Report Released

September 14, 2001

Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Farm Survey Results
Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
September 14, 2001

The goals of the 11-page Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome... Read More

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West Nile Virus Vaccine Information

September 14, 2001

The following information is written with information from Rocky Bigbie, DVM, a representative of Fort Dodge Animal Health. Fort Dodge produces the West Nile virus vaccine.

Q: Why should we vaccinate now if... Read More

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Western Influences

September 13, 2001

DATELINE JERUSALEM: "The Israeli Health Ministry has officially designated the outbreak of western Nile River fever as an epidemic. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 13 people have died and 61 are being treated in hospitals..." source... Read More

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EPM Vaccine Argument

September 13, 2001

When there is a new drug or vaccine going through the approval process with FDA or USDA, there are certain criteria that have to be met. We discuss this in-depth in our article that begins on page 37. The... Read More

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West Nile--It's Only Just Begun

September 13, 2001

West Nile virus is beginning to peek out from the mysterious hiding places where it overwintered since an outbreak in late 1999. Five additional birds have been found dead with the virus-- four in New York, and one in New Jersey. Officials... Read More

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Equine Motor Neuron Disease

September 13, 2001

Through a series of clinical studies and observations the past 10 years, researchers at Cornell University discovered that a vitamin E deficiency is the cause of equine motor neuron disease (EMND). This is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of the... Read More

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Fact or Opinion?

September 13, 2001

No doubt about it, West Nile is a nasty disease. It causes neurologic problems in humans and horses, and has led to deaths in several species. Since the United States never dealt with West Nile before last year, it's even scarier than some of th... Read More

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Tying-Up Syndrome

September 13, 2001

I just bought a Thoroughbred filly which was in race training, but retired without running because of recurrent bouts of ‘tying-up.’ She had been turned out for six months before I got her, and never showed any problems while on the farm.... Read More

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West Nile Firsthand

September 12, 2001

September 2, 2000, Clayton, Delaware

The shrill ring of the phone announced a call from Tanja Hanyi, DVM, my partner in veterinary practice some years ago. "Hey! Guess what? I think I've got a West Nile case!" she said excitedly. No... Read More

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EPM Management

September 12, 2001

The words equine protozoal myeloencephalitis first appeared in this publication more than five years ago, and while the scientific community has made great advances in unraveling certain aspects of this disease, other areas still beg for answers... Read More

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West Nile Virus Identified in Illinois in Birds

September 07, 2001

Equine veterinarians from across the globe will gather in San Diego, Calif., for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 47th Annual Convention, Nov. 24-28. More than 2,500 practitioners attend the convention each year, making it... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Wisconsin Crows

September 07, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Madison, Wisc., have confirmed one case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a crow found near Milwaukee. Results for a second bird found near Milwaukee are inconclusive and that bird is being retested... Read More

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Equine Case of West Nile Virus in Louisiana

September 07, 2001

The first known equine case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Louisiana has been confirmed in a horse in Vermilion Parish. Tests on the horse were conducted and confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, and the positive... Read More

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Confirmed Equine West Nile Virus Case In Connecticut

September 07, 2001

One horse has been confirmed as positive for West Nile virus infection in West Granby, CT. More information is available at http://dep.state.ct.us/mosquito/domanimal.aspx.  ... Read More

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Mare Study Preliminary Results Are Encouraging

September 07, 2001

There are no significant differences between mares bred in Kentucky and mares bred in Florida, according to the preliminary results of a study that was designed to determine the effects of mare reproductive loss system (MRLS). Tom Riddle, DVM,... Read More

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What's in Your Feed? (Contamination)

September 01, 2001

"Yuck!" you hear your friend exclaim from the feed room as you move down the barn aisle one evening, doling out flakes of hay.

"What is it?" you call over your shoulder.

"There are huge lumps of molasses in this bag of feed!" she... Read More

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Texas Prepares for Foot and Mouth

September 01, 2001

What would happen if foot and mouth disease (FMD) ran rampant in the United States? If it happened, it likely would be in Texas, which has the highest density of cattle in the United States. Texas regulatory veterinarians and agency... Read More

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Anthrax Outbreak in Texas

September 01, 2001

Anthrax, a livestock disease not commonly considered an equine ailment, recently caused the death of two horses in Texas. The first cases of anthrax in this outbreak appeared in deer in southwest Texa... Read More

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Kentucky Leaders Meet To Discuss West Nile Virus

August 31, 2001

Researchers, government officials, and private practitioners who are members of the Emerging Diseases Committee met at the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center for nearly two hours to discuss how to handle information dissemination to... Read More

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Mosquito Control Measures

August 31, 2001

West Nile virus (WNV) is spreading. Horse owners are asking, "What can I do to protect my horses?" Thegood news is that a vaccine for horses has been developed and approved by the USDA. Experts say the WNV vaccine should work like other... Read More

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First Kentucky Horse With WNV Recovering

August 31, 2001

The first horse confirmed to have West Nile virus (WNV) in Kentucky is a 3-year-old Quarter Horse filly which was bred and raised in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Bourbon County is northeast of Lexington, and Paris is one of the largest cities in th... Read More

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West Nile Virus In Kentucky Horse

August 31, 2001

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) reported today that Kentucky’s first case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been identified in the state. A horse was tested positive in Bourbon County, which is in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in Alabama

August 31, 2001

West Nile virus (WNV) has officially made it to Alabama. Jefferson County health officials reported on Monday that the virus was confirmed in two dead birds. There have been no human or horse cases confirmed in the state.

The... Read More

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Marquis Unveiled

August 31, 2001

The first FDA-approved treatment for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), Marquis, was launched Aug. 23 at Bayer's headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. Robert MacKay, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, of the University of Florida College of Veterinary... Read More

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Suspected Equine Case of West Nile Virus in Connecticut

August 31, 2001

The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program announced Aug. 24 that a horse in West Granby has exhibited clinical signs consistent with West Nile virus (WNV) infection and preliminary laboratory results indicate a recent exposure to the... Read More