Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Save the Dates for Fall Events Hosted by UK Gluck Center

June 24, 2016

Events include the John F. Timoney Symposium, Equine Research Hall of Fame event, and Reproductive Diseases Symposium.... Read More

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EIA-Suspect Horse Identified In Colorado

June 24, 2016

Confirmatory tests are currently being run after a nonracing horse at Arapahoe Park tested positive for EIA.... Read More

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A Memo From the UKVDL Regarding CEM Sample Submissions

June 24, 2016

The USDA has issued revised guidelines for contagious equine metritis (CEM) culture. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

June 23, 2016

Eastern equine encephalitis was confirmed in horses in a South Carolina county that borders North Carolina.... Read More

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Canada Introduces New Equine Biosecurity Standards

June 21, 2016

The document chronicles simple ways for owners and handlers to protect horses from disease.... Read More

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Horse at Ruidoso Downs Euthanized Due to EHV-1

June 20, 2016

A single horse tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 on June 17. That horse's barn has been quarantined.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Confirmed in Jackson County, West Virginia

June 17, 2016

As a result, officials are advising owners in Jackson and adjoining counties to use caution when moving their horses.... Read More

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Chatham Co., Georgia, Owners: Protect Horses from EEE

June 17, 2016

Chatham County Mosquito Control has detected EEE in mosquito populations in the western part of the country.... Read More

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Wisconsin EHV-1 Quarantine Released

June 15, 2016

A quarantine put in place after a West Bend horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 has been lifted.... Read More

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Cooke Co., Texas, EHV-1 Quarantine Partially Released

June 13, 2016

Seven horses at one breeding farm tested positive for the neuropathogenic form of the virus in late May.... Read More

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New Mexico Horse Owners Advised to Vaccinate Against WNV

June 08, 2016

Owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses prior to the onset of peak mosquito season.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Young Palm Beach County, Florida, Horse

June 07, 2016

The 14-month-old vaccinated Arabian began showing clinical signs began on May 31 and was euthanized the same day.... Read More

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Disease Trends Reinforce Importance of Good Biosecurity

June 07, 2016

Is your horse protected from infectious disease? Here are tips on how to keep him safe at home and on the road.... Read More

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Texas Horses Confirmed Positive for EHV-1

June 06, 2016

Seven horses at one Cooke County breeding farm tested positive for the neuropathogenic form of the virus in late May.... Read More

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Butte Co., California, Officials Warn Horses at Risk for WNV

June 05, 2016

Officials are encouraging vaccination, which has proven to be an effective disease prevention tool. ... Read More

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Maine Horse Owners: Vaccinate Horses Now

June 04, 2016

State officials say now's the time to vaccinate horses against rabies, Eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile virus.... Read More

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NSW DPI Contributes to Hendra Virus Research Program

June 02, 2016

The department's research has provided data on when environmental contamination might lead to equine infection.... Read More

A man harnesses his horse after treatment for epizootic lymphangitis at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary center in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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OIE's New Priorities Include Working Equid Health, Welfare

May 31, 2016

Improving working equids' health and welfare could help them work longer and better to the benefit of their owners.... Read More

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UA Releases New Equine Rabies Resource

May 30, 2016

Arizona's first equine rabies case in seven years highlighted the need for education about the disease.... Read More

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Author Donates Portion of Book Proceeds to Gluck Center

May 27, 2016

Kristen Halverson chose to donate after Dan Howe, PhD, offered advice and answered her questions about EPM.... Read More

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Palm Beach County, Florida, EHV Quarantine Released

May 26, 2016

All the horses remaining on the premises have tested negative for the virus.... Read More

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South Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2016

May 24, 2016

The affected horse from Horry County has been euthanized.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky

May 24, 2016

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

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Massachusetts Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

May 23, 2016

Officials advise owners to ensure horses are protected from West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Horse Tests Positive for EIA

May 23, 2016

Thirty-four equids on the affected Enon Valley premises will be quarantined for at least 60 days.... Read More