Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 44

February 03, 2016

Most affected horses are from 19 barns at Sunland Park. Two EHV-1-positive horses are at a nearby training center.... Read More

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Do You Vaccinate Your Horse for Rabies? Readers Weigh In

February 03, 2016

Readers share their thoughts on vaccinating horses for rabies following a recently confirmed equine case. ... Read More

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UGA Large Animal Hospital Temporarily Closed Due to EHV-1

February 03, 2016

The affected horse has been euthanized due to progressive neurologic disease.... Read More

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Sunland Park Horsemen Urged to Keep Up Biosecurity Practices

February 02, 2016

New Mexico's acting state veterinarian Alexandra Eckhoff, DVM, offered tips to horsemen at two Feb. 1 meetings.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV Update: 28 Horses Test Positive

February 01, 2016

Meanwhile, one horse in Arizona that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive for the virus.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in DuPage County, Illinois

February 01, 2016

Illinois officials have reported that several horses tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus late last month.... Read More

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UK Study Vital in Leptospirosis Vaccine Development

January 31, 2016

Researchers recently celebrated the culmination of years of work with the release of a vaccine for equine leptospirosis.... Read More

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Turf Paradise Racetrack Quarantined Due to Potential EHV-1

January 29, 2016

The quarantine requires all horses at the track to remain and prevents new horses from arriving for at least 21 days.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

January 26, 2016

Thus far, 18 horses from 13 barns at Sunland Park Racetrack have tested positive.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Released in California

January 26, 2016

No further cases were identified after one horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) earlier this month.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV Update: Five Horses Affected

January 25, 2016

Five horses at Sunland Park Racetrack have now been confirmed positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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EHV Confirmed at Sunland Park

January 22, 2016

The New Mexico racetrack reported Jan. 21 that one horse had been euthanized.... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds 16 Horse Health Studies

January 20, 2016

The studies funded cover equine health challenges including infectious diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and more. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

January 19, 2016

The gelding was quarantined after testing positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 earlier this month.... Read More

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OIE Shares New Strategic Plan Details

January 19, 2016

The organization's plan includes six studies focused on equine influenza, African horse sickness, and glanders.... Read More

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Hendra Virus: Protect Horses to Protect Humans

January 16, 2016

This virus is bad news. It's deadly for horses, deadly for humans, and can be passed from sick horse to human caregiver.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Refresher

January 14, 2016

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken.... Read More

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York County, South Carolina, Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

January 14, 2016

The horse initially appeared lame but later exhibited aggressive behavior and was euthanized on Jan. 8.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in Four Counties

January 04, 2016

While the disease has affected Colorado horses, the remaining quarantines only impact cattle herds, officials said.... Read More

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Diagnosing Glanders in Germany

January 02, 2016

In 2014 a horse in that country tested positive for glanders, which initiated a discussion about testing methods.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2015

January 01, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, herpesvirus, influenza, Getah virus, and strangles, among others.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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Texas WNV Case Count Rises to 38

December 30, 2015

The affected horses were either unvaccinated or were not up-to-date on their vaccinations. ... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Pennsylvania Horses

December 28, 2015

Three horses at a Bucks County farm have been euthanized due to neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection.... Read More

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Influenza Challenges

December 26, 2015

Influenza continues to represent a serious infectious disease threat to humans and animals alike. ... Read More