Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Equine Influenza Hits Malaysia

September 17, 2015

Officials believe international horse transport is behind the country's first influenza outbreak in nearly 40 years.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

September 16, 2015

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses.... Read More

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Colorado Reports 11 Cases of Equine West Nile Virus

September 15, 2015

Affected horses are from Alamosa, Boulder, Broomfield, Conejos, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Park, and Weld counties. ... Read More

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Diagnosis Prior to Treatment Critical to EPM Recovery

September 15, 2015

Many diseases cause signs similar to EPM, but won't respond to EPM treatment. Ensure you treat for the right condition.... Read More

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Michigan Reports First Equine EEE Case for 2015

September 14, 2015

Officials say the unvaccinated Barry County horse was euthanized.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 64 Locations in 16 Counties Quarantined

September 14, 2015

Officials say more than 150 vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantines have been released thus far in Colorado.... Read More

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VS Confirmed in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, Horse

September 14, 2015

The horse and other livestock on the affected farm have been placed under quarantine.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Four EIA-Positive Horses in Marshall County

September 11, 2015

The four horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia during the past two weeks. ... Read More

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Equine WNV Case Count in Texas Rises to 13

September 08, 2015

The majority of the affected horses were not vaccinated against WNV, and one's vaccination status was uncertain.... Read More

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Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

September 08, 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More

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French Researchers Work to Improve Horse Health, Welfare

September 07, 2015

The Hippolia Foundation unites equine research groups for better progress, improved funding opportunities, and more.... Read More

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Hendra Virus Confirmed Near Lismore, New South Wales

September 04, 2015

The unvaccinated 8-year-old gelding fell ill on Sept. 2 and was euthanized Sept. 3.... Read More

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Washoe Valley, Nevada, Horse Tests Positive for WNV

September 04, 2015

The 13-year-old mare developed neurologic complications and was taken to the University of California, Davis.... Read More

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South Dakota Implements Equine Requirements for State Fair

September 03, 2015

Participating horses must have a health certificate issued by their veterinarian within 48 hours of arrival.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Third Equine WNV Case of 2015

September 01, 2015

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Shelby County is recovering and is in stable condition.... Read More

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New Jersey Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2015

August 31, 2015

The unvaccinated 2-year-old Gloucester County mare was euthanized Aug. 25. ... Read More

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TVMDL Reports Additional Equine WNV Cases in Texas

August 31, 2015

As of Aug. 24, a total of 10 horses--all unvaccinated--have tested positive for WNV.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Number of Quarantined Premises Dropping

August 28, 2015

As of Aug. 26, 65 locations in 15 counties are under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Second Equine WNV Case of 2015

August 27, 2015

The unvaccinated 7-year-old Fayette County mare is alive and responding favorably to treatment.... Read More

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Vaccinated Against WNV and EEE or Infected? Vets Can Tell

August 25, 2015

Researchers determined that vaccination does not result in a false positive diagnosis of acute disease.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms Second Equine EEE Case of 2015

August 24, 2015

The 3-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse from Chesapeake was recently purchased and her vaccination history is unknown.... Read More

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Separate Salmonella Shedders for Safety

August 23, 2015

Scientists examined the effects of Salmonella shedding on previously hospitalized horses and their stablemates.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in New Mexico Horse

August 21, 2015

The affected horse from Valencia County is reportedly recovering.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2015

August 20, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare is alive and her condition is reportedly improving.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 91 Premises in 11 Counties Quarantined

August 20, 2015

Officials said this outbreak is not contained to one specific area of the state and urged horse owners to take caution.... Read More