Recent News for Neurologic Disease

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West Nile Virus Found In Rhode Island Birds

June 08, 2001

Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management has announced two crows have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The crows were collected from Charlestown and Warwick last week and are the first to test positive in Rhode Island this year.... Read More

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Massachusetts West Nile Information Line Opens

June 08, 2001

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's West Nile virus information line opened on June 1.

If you are a Massachusetts resident and wish to speak with someone concerning WNV during business hours, or leave a telephone message... Read More

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EPM: The Next Step(s)

June 01, 2001

EPM research is proceeding at a fast pace across the country, as you will see in our EPM Special Report this month. There are many questions to be answered, and many of those answers result in more questions. Here are some of the knowns, and the... Read More

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Michigan EPM Studies--Exposure, Testing, Control

June 01, 2001

Research from Michigan State University (MSU) estimates that 60% of horses in the state have been exposed to Sarcocystis neurona, the parasite that causes equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Analysis showed that seroprevalence... Read More

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International West Nile Conference

June 01, 2001

As mosquito populations began another season of activity, scientists met for the International Conference on West Nile Virus (WNV) in White Plains, N.Y. Individuals from as far away as Israel, Romania, Russia, France, and South Africa joined... Read More

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More West Nile Virus Findings In New Jersey

June 01, 2001

Two crows collected in Edison, New Jersey, May 22 and 24 tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). To date, 118 crows and 1 hawk have been tested by the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services' Public Health and Environmental Laboratory.... Read More

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Maryland Crow Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

June 01, 2001

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Laboratories confirmed May 24 that a crow found in Baltimore City tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). This first confirmed crow of the 2001 season was found in the 3100 block... Read More

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Dead Crow Found In Milford, Connecticut Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

May 25, 2001

From the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

On May 23, the State Mosquito Management Program announced the first bird positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Connecticut, submitted from Milford and tested... Read More

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Armadillo Linked to EPM

May 25, 2001

A recent study from the University of Florida found that the nine-banded armadillo is an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite that causes the neurological disease equine protozoal... Read More

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AVMA Wants Legislation Preparing For Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks

May 25, 2001

The AVMA is working with officials in Washington, DC, to draft legislation outlining procedures for preventing the introduction of a foreign animal disease in North America, and a well-coordinated emergency response plan to be implemented in the... Read More

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EPM Study

May 25, 2001

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a serious and often fatal neurologic disease of equids. Animals affected by EPM can demonstrate a variety of clinical abnormalities, and signs can vary tremendously in severity. Classically, horses wit... Read More

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Wildlife Disease: Contagious Critters

May 01, 2001

Diseases from other animals pose a constant threat to our horses. Disease-causing agents, or pathogens, lurk in local wildlife, fly overhead in birds, and lay in the next field inside cows peacefully chewing their cuds. These disease agents--whether ... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found In New Jersey

May 01, 2001

Two crows found in New Jersey have tested positive for the presence of the West Nile virus (WNV), Health and Senior Services Commissioner Christine Grant announced Monday.

Twenty-two birds have been tested so far this season by the New... Read More

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Hear The Latest On FMD, EPM, and WNV

April 27, 2001

Tonight The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care will conduct a free seminar for horse owners and industry professionals addressing EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth disease concerns. The seminar is at... Read More

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USDA Proposes To Exempt Iceland From Horse Testing Regulations

April 27, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced April 17 that it is proposing to exempt horses from Iceland from testing for dourine, glanders, equine piroplasmosis, and equine infectious anemia during the quarantine period... Read More

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The Latest From Experts on FMD, EPM, and WNV

April 20, 2001

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care will conduct a free seminar for horse owners and industry professionals addressing EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth disease concerns. The seminar will be Friday, April 27, 2001, at the... Read More

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Pennsylvannia Launches West Nile Surveillance Program

April 13, 2001

Pennsylvania’s West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance program was launched April 9 with the help of officials from the Departments of Health, Environmental Protection, and Agriculture, and the Cumberland County Commissioners. A demonstration of the... Read More

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Get The Latest Information On The EPM Vaccine

April 13, 2001

Fort Dodge Animal Health has launched their web site, epmvaccine.com, to provide the latest information on the new Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) vaccine. Visit http://www.epmvaccine.com, and... Read More

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In The News: A Free Seminar For Horse Owners

April 06, 2001

A free seminar for horse owners and industry leaders about the latest on EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth Disease will be presented Friday, April 27, 2001 at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor's Information Center from 5-7 pm. The seminar will... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Reported In Virginia

March 30, 2001

Three horses in Virginia have tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since January 1, 2001. EIA is an acute or chronic viral disease that affects horses and other equines. No vaccine is available to prevent the disease and there is n... Read More

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Special Report: EPM

March 01, 2001

The world of equine health will never be the same. That statement seems out of context when talking about one research project about one parasite that causes one disease. But, horse owners know that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)--the... Read More

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EPM Vaccine and the Western Blot Test

March 01, 2001

I am very excited to hear that there is a vaccine for EPM (equine protozoal myeloencephalitis)! Three and a half years ago, I had to put down an outstanding colt who was only 14 months old. He suffered from both CVM (cervical vertebral... Read More

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EPM Vaccine Licensed

February 02, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Dec. 18 that it had issued a conditional license to Fort Dodge Laboratories, Inc., of Fort Dodge, Iowa, a division of American Home Products, Inc., for a vaccine intended to aid in the prevention o... Read More

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West Nile Virus Update for 2000

February 02, 2001

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a list of additional equine cases of West Nile Virus for the year 2000. There were 2 additional equine clinical cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection confirmed during the period... Read More

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Intervet Adds VEE Strain Line to Vaccine Line

February 02, 2001

Intervet is giving horse owners an opportunity to defend horses against another deadly strain of equine encephalomyelitis. Intervet now offers selected Encevac vaccines with added protection from Venezuelan Equine... Read More