Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Colorado Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2016

August 09, 2016

The infected horse is reportedly a 6-year-old Friesian mare. ... Read More

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North Dakota Mule Dies of West Nile Virus

August 09, 2016

The mule, located in Burleigh County, had not been vaccinated against the disease.... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders: Are Equine Olympic Athletes at Risk?

August 09, 2016

While the deadly disease is endemic in Brazil, animal health authorities say the Rio Games' equestrian facility is safe.... Read More

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8 Horses at UC Davis Vet School Test Positive for Flu

August 08, 2016

The index case showed clinical signs of the respiratory disease after being admitted for an unrelated surgery.... Read More

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New York Horse Contracts West Nile Virus

August 05, 2016

The unvaccinated 8-year-old stallion from Cayuga County was euthanized on July 27.... Read More

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Colorado Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

August 05, 2016

A horse in Weld County is the first confirmed case of WNV in a Colorado horse in 2016.... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

August 04, 2016

The affected draft-cross stallion, residing in Mille Lacs County, is alive but showing neurologic signs of disease. ... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Tests Positive for EEE

August 03, 2016

The affected horse from Madison County did not survive.... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

August 02, 2016

The unvaccinated 1.5-year-old Friesian stallion has been unable to stand for a week and is receiving supportive care.... Read More

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Scientists Examining Why Don't Owners Vaccinate Against Flu

July 31, 2016

Horse owners are urged to assist with the research by completing an online survey. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Gloria Gellin

July 30, 2016

Gellin is studying the epidemiology of leptospirosis in Central Kentucky and horses' immune response to the disease.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Detected in Maryland

July 29, 2016

Potomac horse fever was confirmed in two Frederick County horses, one of which died from the disease.... Read More

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South Carolina Reports Two New Equine EEE Cases

July 28, 2016

Neither horse had been vaccinated according to label instructions and neither survived.... Read More

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Nebraska Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016

July 27, 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Garden County, has been euthanized.... Read More

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

July 27, 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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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016

July 26, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old mare from Grandview is showing neurologic signs of disease.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms Third Equine EEE Case of 2016

July 25, 2016

The affected horse--a mare from Chesapeake with an unknown vaccination history--died a day after contracting EEE.... Read More

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California Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

July 21, 2016

The unvaccinated filly from Sacramento County is recovering.... Read More

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Florida Confirms New EEE Case in Washington County Horse

July 21, 2016

The adult pony, which had no known vaccine history and no recent travel history, was euthanized July 9.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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South Carolina Confirms Ninth Equine EEE Case of 2016

July 18, 2016

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Mustang mare residing in Berkley County did not survive.... Read More

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Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 18, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More

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Florida Confirms Twelfth Equine EEE Case for 2016

July 15, 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 8-year-old mustang mare, was euthanized July 7.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Additional Equine EEE Cases Confirmed in South Carolina

July 13, 2016

The state veterinarian's office reported three new cases on July 12, bringing the state's 2016 case count to eight.... Read More