Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Show Smart: Be Aware of Virus Outbreaks

November 06, 2016

Take steps to prevent your horse from contracting potentially deadly diseases such as EHV or rabies during competitions.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

November 04, 2016

Two Saddlebred horses tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain. One of the horses has been euthanized. ... Read More

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Highlands County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EEE

November 03, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old grade gelding was euthanized.... Read More

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Can I Use the Bovine Lepto Vaccine on My Horse?

November 02, 2016

Is the leptospirosis vaccine for swine and cattle safe for equine use? ... Read More

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Registration Open for Equine Reproductive Diseases Symposium

October 30, 2016

The Reproductive Diseases in Horses Symposium will take place Nov. 19 in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More

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Research on Streptococcus in Horses Reviewed

October 30, 2016

Decades of studies have shown scientists numerous differences between S. equi and S. zooepidemicus.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes Hendra Vaccine Recommendations

October 28, 2016

The Queensland, Australia, parliament has determined that the Hendra vaccine is safe and effective.... Read More

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Oklahoma Confirms Four New WNV Cases

October 26, 2016

The new cases were identified in horses and ponies from the following counties: Choctaw, Payne, Beckham, and Atoka.... Read More

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Donkey Tests Positive for WNV in Florida

October 25, 2016

The donkey, which was recently brought to Florida from a Louisiana auction, is recovering.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Potomac Horse Fever Through First Frost

October 21, 2016

The bacterium that causes this seasonal disease can infect horses from the late spring to fall in temperate areas.... Read More

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Woman Dies After Exposure to Sick Horse

October 15, 2016

Cultures from both human and horse tested positive for S. equi spp zooepidemicus.... Read More

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Michigan Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

October 13, 2016

The 5-month-old filly from Calhoun County is responding to treatment. The dam was vaccinated, but the filly was not.... Read More

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Allendale County, South Carolina, Horse Positive for EEE

October 11, 2016

The unvaccinated Quarter Horse yearling did not survive. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

October 11, 2016

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

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Additional WNV Cases Found in California, Minnesota Horses

October 10, 2016

California and Minnesota have confirmed 20 and 19 equine WNV cases, respectively, so far this year.... Read More

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The Carrier Stallion's Role in Disease Transmission

October 09, 2016

Asymptomatic carrier stallions maintain infectious agents in the breeding population from one season to the next.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 06, 2016

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, herpesvirus, influenza, strangles, and equine infectious anemia.... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports Seven Additional Equine EEE Cases

October 05, 2016

Seventeen horses in that state have now tested positive for EEE so far this year.... Read More

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Getting to the Bottom of Equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis

October 04, 2016

The incidence of Lyme NB appears low, but this could be, in part, due to the lack of a gold-standard ante-mortem test.... Read More

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Rabies in Horses: Preventable but Still Invariably Fatal

September 30, 2016

Once an animal is affected, the disease is invariably fatal. However, rabies prevention is easy. Here's what to know. ... Read More

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Additional Equine WNV Cases Reported Across Country

September 29, 2016

Cases were recently reported in Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Washington.... Read More

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Colorado Equine WNV Case Count Rises to 12

September 29, 2016

Cases have been confirmed in Larimer, Weld, LaPlata, Adams, Mesa, and Pueblo counties.... Read More

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Help! Something Bit My Horse

September 28, 2016

Rabies is a concern when horses are bitten by unknown animals. Find out how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Lepto-what?

September 27, 2016

Of the 458 respondents, 158 (34%) said they do not know what leptospirosis is.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horses Test Positive for EEE, WNV

September 27, 2016

There are now 11 EEE cases and seven WNV cases in Wisconsin horses thus far in 2016.... Read More