Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Franklin Co., Wash., Horse Euthanized after Contracting WNV

October 11, 2013

The unvaccinated 10-year-old mare from north Pasco was euthanized after becoming ill. ... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Reported in Southern Alberta, Canada

October 10, 2013

Veterinarians have recently diagnosed more than 10 horses residing in southern Alberta with pigeon fever.... Read More

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Equine EEE Reported in Florida, New Hampshire

October 10, 2013

Officials in Florida and New Hampshire reported that horses in both states have tested positive for EEE. ... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Additional Equine West Nile Cases

October 07, 2013

Officials announced Oct. 4 that two additional horses have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis

October 04, 2013

Equine monocytic ehrlichiosi (EME) has case fatality rates ranging from 5 to 30%. ... Read More

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Oregon, Kentucky Report New Equine WNV Cases

October 03, 2013

Officials confirmed Oregon's third case, while a fifth Kentucky horse tested positive for WNV. ... Read More

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CEM Screening Techniques Tested

October 02, 2013

Researchers sought to find the optimal test method and swab sites for CEM screenings in South Africa.... Read More

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Nationwide Equine EEE, WNV Case Totals Creeping Up

September 30, 2013

As of Sept. 25, 139 cases of EEE and 157 cases of WNV have been reported in horses nationwide.... Read More

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Georgia Horse Tests Positive for EEE

September 27, 2013

A horse in Chatham County has tested positive for EEE, environmental health officials announced Sept. 26.... Read More

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WNV Confirmed in Yakima Co., Wash., Horse

September 27, 2013

The 7-year-old Quarter Horse gelding was recently pastured in Outlook, Wash., and has no vaccination history.... Read More

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It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate Horses against West Nile

September 25, 2013

Wyoming animal health officials encourage owners to vaccinate horses against the potentially deadly virus.... Read More

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EEE, WNV Confirmed in Massachusetts Horses

September 24, 2013

This is the first equine WNV case and the fourth equine EEE case confirmed in Massachusetts this year.... Read More

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Fourth Kentucky Horse Tests Positive for WNV

September 23, 2013

The unvaccinated 8-year-old Percheron/Standardbred cross mare is reportedly recovering.... Read More

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Initial Test Negative in Possible EHV-1 Case

September 23, 2013

A preliminary EHV-1 test on a horse euthanized at Bowie Training Center came back negative.... Read More

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Sussex Co., Del., Horse Tests Positive for EEE

September 20, 2013

Despite receiving supportive care, the yearling filly showed no improvement and was euthanized.... Read More

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EHV-1 Workshop for Veterinary Professionals Scheduled

September 18, 2013

The equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) workshop for equine veterinary professionals will take place Oct. 19.... Read More

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Delaware WNV-Positive Horse Recovers

September 18, 2013

A second Delaware horse has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), but has recovered. ... Read More

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Connecticut Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2013

September 18, 2013

A 2-year-old Miniature Horse from Griswold was euthanized before testing positive for the disease. ... Read More

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Franklin Co., Vt., Horses Test Positive for EEE

September 13, 2013

Two Franklin County, Vt., horses are dead after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). ... Read More

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Virginia, Kentucky Confirm New Equine WNV Cases

September 12, 2013

This is the first equine West Nile virus case in Virginia this year; Kentucky's case total rises to three.... Read More

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Oxford Co., Maine, Horse Tests Positive EEE

September 12, 2013

The horse was vaccinated for EEE and West Nile virus (WNV) a year ago but had not received a booster dose.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Survey's Horse Health Implications

September 10, 2013

The Kentucky Equine Survey results open the door for new health surveillance and disease mitigating measures.... Read More

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New Equine West Nile App Launched

September 10, 2013

The app is designed to help owners evaluate the risk of not vaccinating against mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2013

September 09, 2013

The affected horse had not received an EEE vaccination and was euthanized on August 31.... Read More