Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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New Mexico EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

January 26, 2016

Thus far, 18 horses from 13 barns at Sunland Park Racetrack have tested positive.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Released in California

January 26, 2016

No further cases were identified after one horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) earlier this month.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV Update: Five Horses Affected

January 25, 2016

Five horses at Sunland Park Racetrack have now been confirmed positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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EHV Confirmed at Sunland Park

January 22, 2016

The New Mexico racetrack reported Jan. 21 that one horse had been euthanized.... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds 16 Horse Health Studies

January 20, 2016

The studies funded cover equine health challenges including infectious diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and more. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

January 19, 2016

The gelding was quarantined after testing positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 earlier this month.... Read More

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OIE Shares New Strategic Plan Details

January 19, 2016

The organization's plan includes six studies focused on equine influenza, African horse sickness, and glanders.... Read More

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Hendra Virus: Protect Horses to Protect Humans

January 16, 2016

This virus is bad news. It's deadly for horses, deadly for humans, and can be passed from sick horse to human caregiver.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Refresher

January 14, 2016

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken.... Read More

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York County, South Carolina, Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

January 14, 2016

The horse initially appeared lame but later exhibited aggressive behavior and was euthanized on Jan. 8.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in Four Counties

January 04, 2016

While the disease has affected Colorado horses, the remaining quarantines only impact cattle herds, officials said.... Read More

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Diagnosing Glanders in Germany

January 02, 2016

In 2014 a horse in that country tested positive for glanders, which initiated a discussion about testing methods.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2015

January 01, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, herpesvirus, influenza, Getah virus, and strangles, among others.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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Texas WNV Case Count Rises to 38

December 30, 2015

The affected horses were either unvaccinated or were not up-to-date on their vaccinations. ... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Pennsylvania Horses

December 28, 2015

Three horses at a Bucks County farm have been euthanized due to neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection.... Read More

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Influenza Challenges

December 26, 2015

Influenza continues to represent a serious infectious disease threat to humans and animals alike. ... Read More

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APHIS Seeking Comments on EIA Control

December 11, 2015

The group says it will use the input received to formulate recommendations for EIA control.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More

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Colorado VS Update: Positive Diagnoses in 10 Counties

December 08, 2015

Seventeen premises remain quarantined while restrictions have been lifted on 414 facilities. ... Read More

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What's the Best Diagnostic Test for Strangles?

November 25, 2015

Penn Vet researchers recently examined different methods for diagnosing strangles.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in 11 Counties

November 20, 2015

Forty-five premises remain quarantined while restrictions have been lifted on 376 facilities.... Read More

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The Battle Against the Bugs

November 17, 2015

Here's a rundown on our arsenal of equine disease-fighting drugs and their proper uses.... Read More

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Texas Equine WNV Count Plateaus at 33

November 12, 2015

Most of the WNV-positive horses had not been vaccinated.... Read More

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USEF Announces New Equine Vaccination Rule

November 12, 2015

All horses must be accompanied by documentation of equine influenza and herpesvirus vaccinations within six months.... Read More