Recent News for Neurologic Disease

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EIA in New Mexico

January 01, 2001

Near Sunland Park, New Mexico, eight horses recently tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). Initially, two horses were found to be positive during a routine testing for a sale. The rest of their herd was tested immediately, and the... Read More

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Pennsylvania EIA Update

January 01, 2001

The number of horses testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Northeastern Pennsylvania has risen to 26. Of these horses, 24 have been euthanized, and two horses remain under quarantine for life. All horses can be traced back to two... Read More

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EIA Awareness Spreads

January 01, 2001

Show officials around the country have been cracking down on enforcement of having negative Coggins tests with horses. For example, two trailerloads of entries into a Mobile, Ala., horse show made the news in February when they were rejected for no... Read More

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WNV Case Definition

January 01, 2001

"Probable," "presumptive," "suspected," and "confirmed." All of these words are used to describe equine disease cases tested for West Nile virus (WNV). The cases are "confirmed" on a local, state, or national level. What do these descriptions... Read More

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Final NAHMS Equine '98 Study Information Released

January 01, 2001

Lameness ranks as the most expensive health issue for horse owners nationwide (as compared to colic and EPM), according to the United States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Equine '98 Study. NAHMS... Read More

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EPM Vaccine Is Licensed

December 29, 2000

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... Read More

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One More Human West Nile Case In NJ

December 29, 2000

Laboratory testing and analysis completed last week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed that a fifth New Jersey resident was infected with the West Nile virus (WNV) this past summer.

The... Read More

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State Agencies Ask Floridians To Look For West Nile Virus

December 15, 2000

The Florida Departments of Health (DOH), Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) are asking Floridians to help determine if West Nile virus (WNV) arrives in the state.

Dead bird... Read More

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USGS Researchers: West Nile Moves Bird-to-Bird

November 27, 2000

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey said recently that the West Nile Virus can be transmitted from bird-to-bird in a confined laboratory setting. It had been thought that the virus was only transmitted through mosquito bites.... Read More

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European Union Increases Equine Import Restrictions

November 10, 2000

The European Commission of the European Union (EU) has notified the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Heath Inspection Service (APHIS) that import restrictions have been expanded to horses from Pennsylvania due to... Read More

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Two More West Nile Birds Found In Virginia

November 10, 2000

Virginia's Commissioner of Health E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, reported Tuesday that two more crows have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Virginia. The two crows were found in Fairfax and Spotsylvania Counties. The total number of crow... Read More

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Delaware Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

November 10, 2000

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a horse from a farm on the northwest side of Clayton has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first appearance of the virus in Delaware.

The horse was first... Read More

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Vitamin E and Equine Motor Neuron Disease

November 01, 2000

Thomas J. Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, reported at the Cornell at Saratoga Symposium on Equine Health Care that many of the questions about equine motor neuron disease (EMND) have been answered. EMND was first reported in 1990 by the late... Read More

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Another West Nile Horse In Connecticut

October 27, 2000

The State yesterday (Oct. 26) announced a seventh case of WNV in a horse. The horse, from Glastonbury, is recovering, and its stable mates have shown no signs of sickness. No spraying is planned, and mosquito trapping will... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in North Carolina

October 27, 2000

The U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, confirmed Oct. 20 that a dead crow found in North Carolina is positive for West Nile Virus, the first evidence of the disease found in the state. The crow was found... Read More

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First Human WNV Case Confirmed In Connecticut

October 20, 2000

The State of Connecticut Department Public Health (DPH) yesterday announced the first confirmed instance of WNV infection in a Connecticut resident from Norwalk. DPH confirms a female from Norwalk experienced only several days of headache withou... Read More

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Connecticut Horse Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

October 13, 2000

On October 11, 2000, the State of Connecticut confirmed a horse testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Cheshire. This is the fifth horse testing positive for WNV in Connecticut this year. The owner reported the onset of clinical signs on... Read More

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Pennsylvania Horse Dead From West Nile

October 06, 2000

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Wednesday that the West Nile virus (WNV) has been found in a horse in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County.

This is the first confirmed case of West Nile infection in a Pennsylvania horse... Read More

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10 Horses Dead From West Nile

October 06, 2000

West Nile virus (WNV) has topped headlines in the Northeast for the better part of 2000, and now has sickened at least 15 horses in the states of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. As the magazine went to press,... Read More

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Two More West Nile Birds In Pennsylvania

September 29, 2000

Pa. State officials yesterday (Sept. 28) confirmed that dead crows in Southampton, Bucks County, and Lansdowne, Delaware County, have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing the total infected birds in the state to four.... Read More

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Three More NY Horses Test Positive For West Nile

September 29, 2000

New York's Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rutgers announced Tuesday that three horses in the Middletown area of Orange County have tested positive for WNV. One 16-year-old horse was euthanized on Sept. 7 and two horses ar... Read More

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Two New Human West Nile Virus Cases In NJ, One Reported Death

September 29, 2000

Equine Cases On The Rise

Two more New Jersey residents have tested positive for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). The new cases include an 82-year old Little Falls man who died in September, and a 72-year old... Read More

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West Nile Confirmed In Maryland Crows

September 22, 2000

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's (DHMH) lab has confirmed that two crows found in Baltimore and Howard counties have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).  The first crow was found in Relay on Sept. 13; the second... Read More

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EU Places Import Restrictions

September 22, 2000

The European Commission of the European Union (EU) has notified the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that import restrictions have been placed on horses from Connecticut, Massachusetts,... Read More

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New York City Free of West Nile Virus

June 01, 2000

New York City Health Commissioner Neal L. Cohen, M.D. has announced that the blood sample from the chicken being monitored by the Health Department in Corona, Queens (see News & Note... Read More