Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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EHV-1 Quarantines in California, Virginia Lifted

June 13, 2015

No additional horses in either state tested positive for the virus during the quarantine periods.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Offers Free Online Courses

June 11, 2015

The Advanced Horsemanship Program's first modules focus on EHV-1, the hoof, and the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Does My Horse Have a 'Cold'?

June 09, 2015

Find out how to prevent equine upper respiratory tract infections from spreading throughout your barn.... Read More

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BLM Arizona Issues Equine Influenza Advisory

June 08, 2015

Six wild burros from the Black Mountain Herd Management Area tested positive influenza last month.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Consult Your Vets Regarding Vaccinations

June 08, 2015

Following floods, Texas animal health officials say mosquito-borne disease incidence could increase.... Read More

Flying foxes, a type of fruit bat native to Australia, are thought to pass the deadly hendra virus to horses, however the exact mode of transmission remains unclear.

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Vaccinate Australian Horses Against Hendra Virus Now

June 05, 2015

Veterinarians say vaccination is the most effective way to protect people and their horses from the deadly hendra virus.... Read More

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Caring for Critically Ill Newborn Foals

June 03, 2015

Learn about healthy foals, problems that are common in newborns, how veterinarians treat these issues, and more.... Read More

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New Equine Herpesvirus Case Reported in Oregon

June 02, 2015

The Marion County gelding has tested positive for both the wild type and the more serious neuropathogenic form of EHV-1.... Read More

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Practical Management of Strangles Outbreaks in Horses

May 31, 2015

Strangles outbreaks can be devastating, but the damage can be minimized or prevented through practical control plans.... Read More

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UKVDL Part of Larger Animal Health Monitoring Network

May 28, 2015

The Veterinary Diagnostic Lab is in-the-know on animal diseases, including equine ones, around the state and country.... Read More

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Ensure Horses are Vaccinated Against EEE, WNV, and Rabies

May 26, 2015

Timely vaccination has been shown to decrease disease incidence drastically.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in California, Virginia

May 26, 2015

The California horse is recovering, while the Virginia horse was euthanized.... Read More

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VS Confirmed in Reeves County, Texas, Horses

May 26, 2015

Earlier this month three horses in Pecos County, Texas, tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS), as well.... Read More

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Kentucky Urges Owners, Event Organizers to Be Aware of EHV-1

May 24, 2015

Officials urged horsemen and organizers to take precautions due to the EHV-1 cases diagnosed across the country.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Pecos County, Texas, Horses

May 20, 2015

The three horses reside at a single farm in Pecos County, located approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton.... Read More

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Protect Yourself and Your Animals From Rabies

May 20, 2015

Vaccination can help reduce horses' risk of developing rabies if bitten by an infected animal.... Read More

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Forest County, Pennsylvania, Farm Quarantined for EHV-1

May 18, 2015

Another farm in Clarion County is also quarantined after a horse there showed signs of disease.... Read More

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Kane County, Utah, VS Quarantines Lifted

May 18, 2015

Officials said all fourteen equids placed under quarantine were released as of May 14.... Read More

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No New EHV-1 Cases Reported in Oregon This Week

May 15, 2015

In the previous two weeks, nine horses developed fever and/or neurologic signs after being exposed to EHV-1. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Identified in Illinois

May 14, 2015

The Illinois Department of Agriculture says two horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Iowa

May 13, 2015

A horse stable in Madison County has reported several confirmed cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Researchers Working to Develop New Strangles Vaccines

May 12, 2015

Researchers tested whether a novel S. equi vaccine could better prime a vaccinated horse's immune response.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Low-Dose Diclazuril

May 10, 2015

Scientists from UC Davis studied low-dose diclazuril administration in foals and adult horses with positive results.... Read More

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CHRB Denies Horses from Turf Paradise Due to VS Concerns

May 08, 2015

The California Department of Food and Agriculture determined that a Turf Paradise horse had vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Two Additional Oregon Horses Show Neurologic Signs of EHV

May 08, 2015

Eight Oregon farms are currently under quarantine: six in Marion County and two in Polk County.... Read More