Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Wexford County, Michigan, Horse Contracts WNV

August 23, 2017

The equine mortality rate for West Nile virus can be as high as 30-40%.... Read More

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Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Tests Positive for EEE

August 23, 2017

Last month a horse in Brooks County tested positive for EEE, as well.... Read More

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Kansas Officials Monitoring EIA-Affected Facility

August 23, 2017

The Finney County property where six horses tested positive for EIA remains under quarantine.... Read More

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WNV Confirmed in Two Ontario Horses

August 23, 2017

A 10-year-old gelding from Simcoe County was euthanized, while a 25-year-old mare from Bruce County is recovering.... Read More

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Seventh California Horse Tests Positive for WNV

August 21, 2017

The unvaccinated yearling Warmblood filly from San Joaquin County was euthanized.... Read More

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Kansas Horse Health Alert: Horses Test Positive for EIA, WNV

August 21, 2017

The six EIA-positive horses will be euthanized. The WNV-positive horse has been euthanized.... Read More

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Kentucky's 2017 Equine West Nile Case Count Rises to Five

August 21, 2017

The two newly diagnosed horses are reportedly recovering with veterinary care. ... Read More

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Three Nevada Horses Test Positive for West Nile

August 18, 2017

None of the three affected horses were vaccinated against West Nile virus.... Read More

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Virginia EHV-1 Update: Additional Horse Tests Positive

August 18, 2017

A third horse on the index farm developed a fever and subsequently tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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Dressage Horse Detained After Positive Glanders Test

August 17, 2017

Sagacious HF is in extended quarantine in Miami pending the results of additional testing slated for Aug. 23.... Read More

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Virginia EHV-1 Update: No New Cases Confirmed

August 16, 2017

The affected horses are from a small private farm in Culpeper County, which is under quarantine until at least Sept. 4.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Owners: Keep Vaccinations Up-To-Date

August 16, 2017

Vaccines can help protect horses against potentially deadly West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis.... Read More

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Delaware Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017

August 16, 2017

The 11-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Kent County, which was not currently vaccinated against WNV, was euthanized.... Read More

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Wisconsin Confirms Third EEE Case of 2017

August 15, 2017

The unvaccinated 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Monroe County was euthanized.... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

August 15, 2017

The affected horse, a 25-year-old Haflinger from Polk County, was unvaccinated.... Read More

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Culpeper, Virginia, Horses Test Positive for EHV-1

August 15, 2017

One horse is recovering with supportive care while the other was euthanized. Both horses are from the same farm.... Read More

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UC Davis Equine Researchers Tackling Coronavirus

August 14, 2017

Research can help vets better diagnose and treat the disease and horse owners manage or even prevent outbreaks.... Read More

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Factors Associated With Septic Pleuropneumonia Survival

August 13, 2017

A thoracotomy improved affected horses' survival rates while dehydration increased the odds of death.... Read More

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102 Reasons to Vaccinate Horses Against Hendra Virus

August 12, 2017

Since 1994, when the virus was first identified, 102 Australian horses have died or been euthanized due to Hendra virus.... Read More

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Cluster of Potomac Horse Fever Cases Confirmed in Kentucky

August 12, 2017

Veterinarians have confirmed nearly 30 cases so far this year and expect to see more.... Read More

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Two More Michigan Horses Test Positive for WNV

August 11, 2017

A Mecosta County Standardbred is recovering, and a Midland County Quarter Horse was euthanized. Both were unvaccinated.... Read More

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California Equine WNV Case Count Rises to Five

August 11, 2017

Two unvaccinated Quarter Horse fillies from Kern and Contra Costa counties are the latest horses to test positive.... Read More

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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2017

August 11, 2017

The 10-year-old Quarter Horse from Spokane County suffered incoordination and muscle tremors but is recovering.... Read More

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Strangles: How to Protect Your Horse

August 10, 2017

Learn how to help your horse remain free of this common and highly contagious respiratory disease.... Read More

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Colorado Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2017

August 10, 2017

A horse residing in Larimer County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) on Aug. 2.... Read More