Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Virginia Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017

July 11, 2017

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 10-year-old Saddlebred gelding from Wythe County, was euthanized.... Read More

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Laboratory Diagnosis of Strangles

July 10, 2017

Find out how veterinarians diagnose this highly contagious disease in both acute cases and long-term carrier horses.... Read More

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New South Wales Confirms First Equine Hendra Case of 2017

July 10, 2017

The 11-year-old unvaccinated gelding has been euthanized.... Read More

Bornaviruses cause a lethal disease in horses, the borna disease. The pathogens are transmitted by shrews.

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Regional Borna Disease Hot Spot Discovered in Upper Austria

June 30, 2017

Bornaviruses are known to cause a lethal form of encephalitis, called borna disease, in horses and sheep. ... Read More

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Creepy Crawlies, Part 1: Mighty Mosquitoes

June 30, 2017

They might be small, but these flying fiends can spread some deadly diseases. ... Read More

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Mosquito-Borne Disease: Is Your Horse at Risk?

June 28, 2017

These pests can transmit a variety of dangerous pathogens, depending on certain factors in your region.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Concerns About Equine Mosquito-Borne Diseases

June 27, 2017

Of the 274 respondents, 201 (73%) said they are most concerned about West Nile virus.... Read More

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New African Horse Sickness Diagnostic Test Developed

June 26, 2017

The new test takes just four hours to complete. Previous tests took up to two weeks.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2017

June 14, 2017

The affected horse, a vaccinated yearling Thoroughbred filly, is recovering.... Read More

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How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit on Your Farm

June 11, 2017

An effective isolation area can help contain an infectious disease outbreak. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against EEE

June 09, 2017

There were nine recorded cases of EEE in horses in North Carolina in 2016.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Horse

June 08, 2017

The horse resided at a small private barn and, at this time, it appears that only a few horses could have been exposed.... Read More

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Seven Tips to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy When Traveling

June 01, 2017

Vaccination and biosecurity can help keep your horse healthy when you take him off the farm.... Read More

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Queensland, Australia, Reports its First 2017 Hendra Case

May 31, 2017

One horse in the Gold Coast Hinterland area was euthanized on the property after rapid deterioration.... Read More

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Nevada Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses Against WNV

May 29, 2017

With heavy rain and snowfall earlier in the year, mosquito habitats and breeding sites with standing water are abundant.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Bora Nam

May 27, 2017

Nam is studying equine arteritis virus evolution during persistent infection of stallions' reproductive tracts. ... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Rabies 1989-2016

May 26, 2017

The map displays the historical rabies data for all species affected in Kentucky over the past 27 years.... Read More

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USDA Releases Second Report From Equine 2015 Study

May 25, 2017

The report includes figures on equid use, vaccination, equid mortality rates, EIA testing, and more.... Read More

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Additional Colorado Horses Test Positive for EIA

May 24, 2017

Horses on two epidemiologically linked premises in Weld County have also tested positive.... Read More

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The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

May 24, 2017

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.... Read More

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Know the Signs of EPM, a Master of Disguise

May 16, 2017

With an early diagnosis and prompt treatment, horses can improve significantly and could return to normal activity.... Read More

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Washington Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses Against WNV

May 16, 2017

In 2016 Washington had 27 confirmed equine WNV cases, seven of which died or were euthanized.... Read More

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EIA, EHM, Strangles Confirmed in Colorado Horses

May 12, 2017

The state Department of Agriculture is working with the equine industry and veterinarians to contain the diseases.... Read More

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Wisconsin Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses

May 10, 2017

In 2016 Wisconsin confirmed 19 EEE cases and seven WNV cases in horses.... Read More

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EIA-Positive Horse Identified in Colorado

May 09, 2017

The horse has been euthanized and the index facility has been quarantined pending results of further testing.... Read More