Recent News for Neurologic Disease

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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

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EDQ West Nile Update

February 01, 2001

Equine Disease Quarterly, a publication funded by Underwriters At Lloyd's of London, Brokers, And Their Kentucky Agents have published a West Nile Summary for 2000, complete with maps on the Internet. Visit Read More

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The Risk of EIA In Foals

January 05, 2001

From Equine Disease Quarterly, a publication funded by Underwriters At Lloyd's of London, Brokers, And Their Kentucky Agents

Although it seems counter to logic, acquiring equine infectious anemia (EIA) by being alongsid... Read More

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WNV Vaccine in Progress

January 01, 2001

Fifty-nine equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) were confirmed last year in the Northeast. Officials at Fort Dodge Animal Health’s laboratories in Kansas City, Mo., have been working diligently to develop a WNV vaccine for veterinary use, and... Read More

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EPM: A Vet's View

January 01, 2001

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a serious neurological disease and a common cause of ataxia (lack of coordinated movements) and weakness in horses. The causative agent of EPM is Sarcocystis neurona, a protozoan parasite that infects... Read More

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West Nile Update

January 01, 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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Florida Gears Up for West Nile Virus

January 01, 2001

Seasoned with the experience of handling Eastern encephalitis (EE, formerly known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE) and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) outbreaks, the state of Florida is preparing a strong defensive line to protect its... Read More

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West Nile Studies Begin

January 01, 2001

The mysteries of West Nile virus are being uncovered at Colorado State University (CSU), thanks to a joint effort of the United States Equestrian Team (USET), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the United States Department of Agriculture... Read More

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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