Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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EEE, WNV Vaccinations Do Not Interfere With Disease Testing

February 17, 2017

None of the samples from recently vaccinated horses had antibody titers close to the value cutoff for true disease.... Read More

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Ontario Reports Two Confirmed Cases of EHM in Durham Region

February 17, 2017

Three other horses from the same farm tested positive for EHV-1 but are not showing neurologic signs at this time.... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Efficacy Might Last Longer Than we Thought

February 16, 2017

This finding could help veterinarians manage owners of horses that have reacted adversely to the vaccine in the past.... Read More

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Risk Factors Associated with R. equi Pneumonia

February 10, 2017

There was no association between disease development and dam age or plasma antibody concentrations, among other factors.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Keeneland, Turfway Released From Quarantine

February 10, 2017

These quarantine releases mean there are no racing or training facilities in Kentucky under quarantine for EHV-1.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Quarantine at Oldham County Facility Released

February 06, 2017

Unrelated EHV quarantines remain in place at Keeneland Race Course's Rice Road Training Center and Turfway Park.... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Quebec Horse

February 05, 2017

A horse in the Lanaudiere region tested positive in January. This is Quebec's first positive EIA test since 2011.... Read More

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Los Angeles County EHV Quarantine Released

February 01, 2017

Officials released the facility from quarantine put in place after two horses there tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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Los Angeles Equestrian Center EHV Quarantine Released

January 31, 2017

The last horse in isolation met the negative test requirements and has been released from quarantine.... Read More

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Study: Cowpox Behind Mare's Late-Term Abortion

January 28, 2017

Equine cowbox infections are extremely rare, with only two other cases ever reported.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at Keeneland

January 27, 2017

Four horses at Keeneland's Rice Road Training Center have tested positive and were placed in isolation.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis Concerns for Kentucky Foal Crop

January 25, 2017

The UKVDL saw 10 nocardioform placentitis abortions in December 2016 and eight in the first two weeks of January.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Cases Confirmed at Turfway, Keeneland

January 25, 2017

Two horses from one barn at Turfway and one horse at Keeneland have tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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February KENA Meeting to Focus on EHV

January 24, 2017

Kenton Morgan, DVM, Dipl. ACT; Joe Lyman, DVM, MS; and Rusty Ford will each present on different aspects of EHV-1. ... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Horse Previously Stabled at Turfway Park

January 23, 2017

A Thoroughbred filly is isolated at a private farm while one barn at the Kentucky track is currently quarantined.... Read More

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USDA APHIS Adds Korea to List of CEM-Affected Regions

January 20, 2017

Horses from Korea will be subject to import restrictions to reduce risk of CEM being brought to the United States.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Jefferson County, Florida, Horse

January 19, 2017

The 6-year-old Quarter Horse mare, a recent rescue with an unknown vaccination history, was euthanized.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: Some Horses Could be Released Soon

January 19, 2017

The quarantine will phase out starting with the 42 barns where horses never showed clinical signs of disease.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at One Facility

January 17, 2017

While two premises in Oldham County remain under quarantine, the outbreaks are unrelated, animal health officials say.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: Entire Facility Quarantined

January 17, 2017

The EDCC says at least 38 horses tested positive for non-neurologic EHV-1 and two tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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Late-Term Troubles

January 13, 2017

Learn about five complications veterinarians might encounter toward the end of a mare's gestation.... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Illinois

January 13, 2017

A facility in northeast Illinois is quarantined after two horses that were stabled there returned positive EIA tests.... Read More

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Poor Performance: Is Your Horse Affected?

January 13, 2017

Pinpointing the root cause of poor performance can be anything but simple. Could a respiratory problem be to blame?... Read More

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Additional EHV Cases Confirmed in Northern Kentucky

January 12, 2017

Two Oldham County premises are now under quarantine, but the outbreaks appear to be unrelated to each other.... Read More