Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Interspecies Threats: Is Your Horse at Risk?

February 22, 2016

Discover what diseases your horse can catch from other animals, big and small. ... Read More

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Causes of Poor Equine Body Condition in Nicaragua

February 22, 2016

It's nearly impossible to separate simple malnutrition from the presence of other diseases, one veterinarian said. ... Read More

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Arizona Lifts Turf Paradise Racetrack Quarantine

February 19, 2016

The Arizona Department of Agriculture lifted its quarantine of Turf Paradise Racetrack, in Phoenix, on Feb. 18, 2016.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Chemung County, New York, Horse

February 16, 2016

The aged Quarter Horse mare tested positive last week and remains under quarantine.... Read More

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Poll Recap: EPM Experiences

February 16, 2016

Of the 467 respondents, only 118 (25%) said they have owned a horse with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. ... Read More

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

February 16, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 70

February 16, 2016

Meanwhile, two local training centers--Jovi and Lazy S--have been released from quarantine.... Read More

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A Review of the Many Faces of Placentitis

February 15, 2016

Placentitis can wreak havoc for mare owners, so it's important for vets to have a good understanding of the condition.... Read More

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Vaccinate Texas Horses for EEE, WNV

February 14, 2016

Officials are urging vaccination following high disease rates in Texas horses last year.... Read More

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Hyperimmune Plasma and R. equi Pneumonia Severity

February 13, 2016

Giving foals hyperimmune plasma did not prevent infection, but it did reduce the severity of R. equi pneumonia.... Read More

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Free Lecture to Cover Equine Neurology, Lameness

February 12, 2016

Neil Mittelman, DVM, and Holly Stewart, VMD, will present a joint lecture on March 1 at the New Bolton Center.... Read More

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Okeechobee County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EIA

February 12, 2016

This is the first Florida EIA case in 2016, the Equine Disease Communication Center reported.... Read More

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Equine Neurologic Exams: Be Thorough and Consistent

February 12, 2016

Thorough exams can help vets localize lesions to specific areas of the nervous system based on observed clinical signs.... Read More

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Is Equine Coronavirus Prevalent in Nasal Secretions?

February 11, 2016

Researchers found low detection rates in nasal secretions from horses with fever and signs of respiratory disease.... Read More

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National Stud at Newmarket Quarantined for EHV- 1

February 11, 2016

The affected filly is receiving veterinary care and is expected to make a full recovery.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 61

February 11, 2016

Three horses were released from the isolation barn on Feb. 9 and eight exposed barns have returned to nonexposed status.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in California Polo Pony

February 11, 2016

A 14-year-old polo pony from Riverside County that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive.... Read More

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Testing for EPM, Lyme, and Other Equine Neurologic Diseases

February 08, 2016

A neurology specialist reviews the confusing landscape of laboratory diagnostics for neurologic disease in live horses.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 44

February 03, 2016

Most affected horses are from 19 barns at Sunland Park. Two EHV-1-positive horses are at a nearby training center.... Read More

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Do You Vaccinate Your Horse for Rabies? Readers Weigh In

February 03, 2016

Readers share their thoughts on vaccinating horses for rabies following a recently confirmed equine case. ... Read More

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UGA Large Animal Hospital Temporarily Closed Due to EHV-1

February 03, 2016

The affected horse has been euthanized due to progressive neurologic disease.... Read More

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Sunland Park Horsemen Urged to Keep Up Biosecurity Practices

February 02, 2016

New Mexico's acting state veterinarian Alexandra Eckhoff, DVM, offered tips to horsemen at two Feb. 1 meetings.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV Update: 28 Horses Test Positive

February 01, 2016

Meanwhile, one horse in Arizona that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive for the virus.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in DuPage County, Illinois

February 01, 2016

Illinois officials have reported that several horses tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus late last month.... Read More

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UK Study Vital in Leptospirosis Vaccine Development

January 31, 2016

Researchers recently celebrated the culmination of years of work with the release of a vaccine for equine leptospirosis.... Read More