Recent News for Neurologic Disease

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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

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New York City Sentinel Chicken Positive for West Nile In Preliminary Tests

June 01, 2000

Fifth Bird In New England Found Positive This Year

New York City Health Commissioner Neal L. Cohen, M.D., announced Thursday that a blood sample taken on June 8 from a chicken being monitored by the Health Department in Corona, Queens... Read More

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West Nile Virus/Encephalitis Resource Site Opens

June 01, 2000

In preparation for a possible second summertime outbreak of the deadly West Nile Virus (encephalitis), a web site featuring important information about the mosquito borne virus has been launched. Developed by RISE (Responsible Industry for a... Read More

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West Nile Appears Again

June 01, 2000

West Nile virus is beginning to peek out from the mysterious hiding places where it overwintered since an outbreak in late 1999. Three birds have been found dead with the virus—two in New York, and one in New Jersey.

Two crows in New... Read More

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Pennsylvania Educates Horse Owners On West Nile Virus

May 01, 2000

The West Nile encephalitis committee at Penn State has developed an information sheet for the horse owners in Pennsylvania. The information distributed follows. To see The Horse's most recent articles on West Nile, please scroll down to... Read More

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Mild Winter Brings Early Onslaught of Mosquitoes: Have Equids Vaccinated Against Sleeping Sickness

April 01, 2000

After a mild winter, Louisiana already has reported its first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), or "sleeping sickness" in a six-year-old unvaccinated Shetland pony in Vernon Parish, adjacent to Texas' Newton County. "We recommend that... Read More

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Europe Lifts West Nile Virus Restrictions

February 04, 2000

The American Horse Council reports that all restrictions in connection with the West Nile virus outbreak in the United States have been lifted on shipping horses to the European Union. The change took effect as of February 1.... Read More

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Four States Usher in Equine Passports

January 06, 2000

State livestock health officials in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi have forged a reciprocal livestock health agreement, making it easier for equine enthusiasts to travel between and within these states with their horses. On Jan.... Read More

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In Pennsylvania 22 Horses Destroyed Due to EIA

January 01, 2000

The total number of horses which have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in northeastern Pennsylvania has risen to 23. Twenty-two of the horses have been destroyed, and three remain under quarantine. Another horse tested positive... Read More

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West Nile Virus Meeting

December 10, 1999

The USET and Stadium Jumping in conjunction with the Florida Division of the Animal Industry are sponsoring a meeting in Wellington, FL on December 20, 1999 to discuss the West Nile Virus and its effect on the equine. Nationally recognized... Read More

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Summary Of West Nile Virus In The United States

December 10, 1999

Courtesy of USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services, Emergency Programs
Infectious Disease Table Topics, AAEP Convention
(Report of November 18, 1999)

West Nile Virus (WNV) has been identified in birds, mosquitoes,... Read More

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EIA Positives At 21 in Pennsylvania

November 05, 1999

According to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), as of Nov. 2, a total of 21 equids have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Wayne County since Sept. 18. Eighteen of these have been destroyed;... Read More

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Europe Bans Import Of U.S. Horses Originating In WNV-Affected Areas

November 05, 1999

Last minute negotiations between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the European Commission have failed to stop a ban on the importation of U.S. horses from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey into Europe. The American Horse Council learned... Read More

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17 Pa. Horses Positive For EIA

October 22, 1999

Seventeen equines have tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia in Wayne County since Sept. 18, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA). Fourteen of the equines have been destroyed, and the other three are quarantined.... Read More

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United Arab Emirates Restrict Imports Due To West Nile Virus

October 21, 1999

The United Arab Emirates has announced that all horses exported to the UAE from the US must be accompanied by a supplementary health certificate. The certificate guarantees that the horse has not been resident on premises in New York State withi... Read More

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West Nile Virus Q & A with Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD

October 21, 1999

Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, is head of the Gluck Equine Research Center in Kentucky and one of the world's leading authorities on equine infectious disease.

Q: What is West Nile encephalitis?

Inflammation of the... Read More

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The Latest West Nile Virus Update

October 21, 1999

Twenty-one of the cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses were handled and treated by the Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital, in Laurel, N.Y. Of those 21, eight have died or were euthanized. An additional horse, a Thoroughbred, might be... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed (no longer "-like")

October 21, 1999

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the unique disease outbreak in NY horses is no longer the "West Nile-like" virus. It now has been confirmed as the actual West Nile virus.

Centers for Disease Control have not ye... Read More

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Hong Kong Temporarily Suspends Import Of Horses From North America

October 21, 1999

10:00 a.m., EST

According to an Excite Sports report (www.sports.excite.com), the Hong Kong Jockey Club said on Wednesday, Oct. 20, it was temporarily suspending the import of... Read More