Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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California EHV Update: Two Additional Horses Isolated

November 10, 2016

Nine horses currently reside in quarantine at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center related to an EHV outbreak.... Read More

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California EHV: Additional Case Confirmed

November 09, 2016

A horse that was previously quarantined for a fever and initially tested negative for EHV-1 has been confirmed positive.... Read More

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Three More Oklahoma Horses Positive for WNV

November 09, 2016

Two cases were confirmed in Atoka County and one was reported in Sequoyah County.... Read More

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West Nile, EEE Detected in Tennessee Horses

November 08, 2016

With unseasonably warm weather persisting into fall, mosquito-borne illnesses remain a serious equine health threat.... Read More

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California EHV: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

November 08, 2016

The horse at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center was febrile and displaying mild neurologic signs.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Two New Equine WNV Cases

November 07, 2016

Neither the 10-year-old Belgian from Logan County nor the 2-year-old Saddlebred from Union County were vaccinated.... Read More

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California EHV-1: Case Total Rises to Five

November 07, 2016

Three additional horses at the index premises tested positive for EHV-1 late last week.... Read More

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Show Smart: Be Aware of Virus Outbreaks

November 06, 2016

Take steps to prevent your horse from contracting potentially deadly diseases such as EHV or rabies during competitions.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

November 04, 2016

Two Saddlebred horses tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain. One of the horses has been euthanized. ... Read More

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Highlands County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EEE

November 03, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old grade gelding was euthanized.... Read More

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Can I Use the Bovine Lepto Vaccine on My Horse?

November 02, 2016

Is the leptospirosis vaccine for swine and cattle safe for equine use? ... Read More

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Registration Open for Equine Reproductive Diseases Symposium

October 30, 2016

The Reproductive Diseases in Horses Symposium will take place Nov. 19 in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More

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Research on Streptococcus in Horses Reviewed

October 30, 2016

Decades of studies have shown scientists numerous differences between S. equi and S. zooepidemicus.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes Hendra Vaccine Recommendations

October 28, 2016

The Queensland, Australia, parliament has determined that the Hendra vaccine is safe and effective.... Read More

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Oklahoma Confirms Four New WNV Cases

October 26, 2016

The new cases were identified in horses and ponies from the following counties: Choctaw, Payne, Beckham, and Atoka.... Read More

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Donkey Tests Positive for WNV in Florida

October 25, 2016

The donkey, which was recently brought to Florida from a Louisiana auction, is recovering.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Potomac Horse Fever Through First Frost

October 21, 2016

The bacterium that causes this seasonal disease can infect horses from the late spring to fall in temperate areas.... Read More

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Woman Dies After Exposure to Sick Horse

October 15, 2016

Cultures from both human and horse tested positive for S. equi spp zooepidemicus.... Read More

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Michigan Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

October 13, 2016

The 5-month-old filly from Calhoun County is responding to treatment. The dam was vaccinated, but the filly was not.... Read More

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Allendale County, South Carolina, Horse Positive for EEE

October 11, 2016

The unvaccinated Quarter Horse yearling did not survive. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

October 11, 2016

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

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Additional WNV Cases Found in California, Minnesota Horses

October 10, 2016

California and Minnesota have confirmed 20 and 19 equine WNV cases, respectively, so far this year.... Read More

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The Carrier Stallion's Role in Disease Transmission

October 09, 2016

Asymptomatic carrier stallions maintain infectious agents in the breeding population from one season to the next.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 06, 2016

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, herpesvirus, influenza, strangles, and equine infectious anemia.... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports Seven Additional Equine EEE Cases

October 05, 2016

Seventeen horses in that state have now tested positive for EEE so far this year.... Read More