Recent News for Neurologic Disease

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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.

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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

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West Nile Virus Positive Numbers Climb in Canada

August 31, 2001

According to Health Canada, the number of West Nile virus-positive birds from Canada has been climbing since initial confirmation on Aug. 23 in a crow found Aug. 8 near Windsor in Ontario.

This crow was the first of the 1391 birds teste... Read More

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Florida's Fourth Human West Nile Virus Case Confirmed

August 31, 2001

The Florida Department of Health announced Aug. 24 that the fourth human encephalitis case caused by the West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed. The case is a 73-year-old woman from Sarasota County, who is believed to have contracted the... Read More

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Arkansas Has New EIA Law

August 24, 2001

The Arkansas 2001 General Assembly recently passed Act 540, which defines and sets standards for an equine infectious anemia (EIA) research facility and requires a Certified EIA Verifier to be present to check Coggins... Read More

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West Nile Virus Continues to Spread

August 24, 2001

Preliminary tests suggest that West Nile virus might be living in Canada. The virus that first appeared in the Western Hemisphere in 1999 was detected recently in a bird in Louisiana and in humans in Georgia and New York. Georgia also... Read More

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Florida's Third Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported

August 24, 2001

The Florida Department of Health announced Monday that a third human case of encephalitis caused by the West Nile virus (WNV) has been diagnosed. The case is a 40-year-old man from Jefferson County. There have been two other confirmed human case... Read More

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Equine West Nile Virus Case in Pennsylvania

August 24, 2001

Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary Robert S. Zimmerman Jr. announced Aug. 15 that West Nile virus had been confirmed in a horse at Philadelphia Park in Bensalem, Bucks County.

According to a United States Department of Agriculture Emergenc... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in Central Indiana

August 24, 2001

A crow found in southeastern Marion County is the first positive indicator that West Nile virus (WNV) has officially arrived in Indiana.

State health officials say that although this is the first time WNV, which is transmitted by... Read More

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Are You Ready For West Nile?

August 18, 2001

The dog days of summer are here, and if weather patterns hold true, it will be hot and humid over a large area of the country. And if disease patterns hold true, humans and horse owners are starting the worst time of year for West Nile. Even... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Louisiana

August 17, 2001

The first presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Louisiana has been confirmed by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Arbovirus Testing Laboratory (ATL) and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ATL is part of the... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found In Ohio

August 03, 2001

A bluejay in northeastern Ohio is the first positive indicator that West Nile virus (WNV) has arrived in Ohio, according to state and local health officials. No horse or human cases have been found. While this is the first time WNV, a viral... Read More

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West Nile Virus Vaccine Released

August 02, 2001

The equine industry called out for a way to protect its horses from the deadly neurological disease West Nile virus (WNV), and researchers and federal authorities responded. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Fort Dodge Anima... 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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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