Recent News for Neurologic Disease

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Clinical Signs of West Nile Virus

November 01, 2001

Nathan Slovis, DVM, an internal medicine specialist at the veterinary firm of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee in Lexington, Ky. diagnosed the first equine case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Kentucky, and described... Read More

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EEE Outbreak in Wisconsin

November 01, 2001

As many as 30 horses in northwestern Wisconsin recently died from what officials believe is Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE). Most of the cases were found in an area 30 miles north of Eau Claire,... Read More

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West Nile Virus Update for 2001

November 01, 2001

Horses in Alabama, Virginia, and Louisiana have been battling West Nile virus (WNV) for the first time since it hit the Western Hemisphere in 1999. In the meantime, veterinarians, public health officials, and horse owners are anticipating the... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Virginia

October 20, 2001

Virginia's Commissioner of Health E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, announced on Oct. 13 that a dead crow found in Prince Edward County in Southside Virginia has been confirmed to have West Nile virus. The crow is the first bird to test positive for... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in NC Crows, Horses

October 12, 2001

North Carolina's State Public Health Laboratory reported Oct. 9 that West Nile virus (WNV) has been found in two horses in the state. The infected horses were in Hyde County and Camden County (and are not confirmed at... Read More

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West Nile Virus in Arkansas

October 12, 2001

The Arkansas Department of Health and the Livestock and Poultry Commission have reported that one dead Blue Jay in Union County has tested positive at the USGS National Wildlife Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin for West Nile virus... Read More

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West Nile Virus Identified in Missouri Birds

October 12, 2001

West Nile virus (WNV) has been identified in five American crows from the St. Louis area. The U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, notified the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oct. 5 that... Read More

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Equine Cases of West Nile Virus Infection, Jan. 1-Oct. 1, 2001

October 12, 2001

There have been 137 cases of clinical West Nile virus (WNV) infection detected in horses from 11 States.

The horses are from:

  • 1 county in Alabama: Dale (Ozark, 2);
  • 2 counties in Connecticut:... Read More

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Encephalomyelitis

October 11, 2001

The initials are innocuous enough--EEE, WEE, VEE--but the diseases they stand for can be deadly to both equines and humans. They are, in order, Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE), Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (WEE), and Venezuelan Equine... Read More

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EPM: Hope At Last

October 10, 2001

It seems to work! Because of research on new drug treatments for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), horse owners might soon be able to kill the parasite that they now only can control effectively about 60% of the time. Preliminary researc... Read More

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Injured Riders Can't Help Horses

October 09, 2001

Why doesn't every rider wear an approved safety helmet, and wear it correctly, every ride? Statistics show that most people who are severely hurt in riding-related incidents suffer from head injuries. I guess it's a lot like the debate concernin... Read More

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Studies on Vitamin E

October 09, 2001

Researchers at Oregon State University and elsewhere are continuing to examine the role of vitamin E in horse health, including disease prevention and therapy. In particular, vitamin E deficiencies and/or supplementation could be important... Read More

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Puncture Wounds in the Foot

October 09, 2001

Within this subject, it is also a good time to discuss simple foot abscesses, as they are a common--and often the best possible--outcome for a puncture wound to the foot. Generally before infection can take hold, the puncture must penetrate the dead ... Read More

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AAEP 1995 Convention Roundup

October 04, 2001

A total of 2,351 equine veterinarians--a record attendance--descended on Lexington for the 41st annual American Association of Equine Practitioners convention. Committee business dominated the day on Dec. 2, with 21 of the association's 40... Read More

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Rabies in Horses

October 03, 2001

Rabies, an old and clever virus, is making a resurgence in parts of the United States. While the number of rabies cases in animals might seem relatively small, and the number of cases in humans minuscule, the public health costs and implications... Read More

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Mosquito Wars

October 01, 2001

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

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2000 Equine West Nile Virus Study Online

October 01, 2001

The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service recently released the final full report for the year 2000 West Nile virus study in horses on the Internet.... Read More

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Arkansas and Michigan Change EIA Test Requirements

October 01, 2001

Changes to equine infectious anemia (EIA) testing requirements were made recently in Arkansas and Michigan. Arkansas passed Act 540, which defines and sets standards for an EIA research facility and will require an EIA verifier to be present to... Read More

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Species of Mosquitoes Associated with West Nile Virus in the USA, 2001

September 28, 2001

The following are the species of mosquitoes from which West Nile virus was isolated and/or from which West Nile virus RNA was detected during 2001 (as of Sept. 25).

  1. Aedes albopictus
  2. Aedes cinereus... Read More

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Suspected Equine West Nile Virus Case In Mississippi

September 21, 2001

Mississippi public health & animal health officials announced the first identification of West Nile Virus in Mississippi on Sept. 19.

A horse from western Lee County has been found infected with West Nile virus... Read More

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Equine Cases of West Nile Virus, Jan. 1-Sept. 19, 2001

September 21, 2001

There have been 110 cases of clinical West Nile virus (WNV) infection detected in horses from 11 States. The States that most recently reported their first equine case(s) in 2001 are: Alabama (Dale County, 2), Massachusetts (Plymouth... Read More

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West Nile Virus in Alabama Horses

September 21, 2001

Two horses in Dale County, Alabama have been confirmed as positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection. A positive horse has also been confirmed in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. These are the first equine cases of clinical WNV... Read More

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EEE Detected for the First Time in Minnesota

September 21, 2001

Minnesota recently had its first encounter with eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) when the disease was confirmed in two horses in separate areas of the state. One horse was from Blue Earth County in southern Minnesota, and the other... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in Iowa

September 21, 2001

A dead crow found in Scott County has tested positive in preliminary tests for West Nile virus (WNV), marking the first time the virus has been identified in Iowa. Testing of the crow was conducted at the University of Iowa Hygienic... Read More

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West Nile Virus in North Carolina

September 18, 2001

The North Carolina State Public Health Laboratory yesterday (Sept. 17) confirmed that a dead blue jay found in Cabarrus County is positive for West Nile virus (WNV), the first evidence this year of the disease found in North Carolina.... Read More