Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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West Nile Virus Reported in Horses Nationwide

September 06, 2013

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 64 cases of WNV have been confirmed in 23 states.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses Respond to Negative Reinforcement

September 06, 2013

Researchers proved that horses can become "lighter" with proper negative reinforcement training.... Read More

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Protect Horses Against Potomac Horse Fever

September 05, 2013

PHF can have serious complications, and the fatality rate in untreated cases can be up to 30%.... Read More

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EEE Case Reports Rolling In

September 05, 2013

Summer might be nearing its end, but reports of confirmed EEE cases keep rolling in.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Second Equine WNV Case of 2013

September 03, 2013

An unvaccianted 10-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Hopkins County tested positive for WNV late last week.... Read More

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Hendra Quarantine Lifted at New South Wales Property

September 03, 2013

The property was quarantined last month following the confirmation of the hendra virus in a horse and a dog.... Read More

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Montana Confirms Equine WNV Cases

September 03, 2013

Animal health officials are reminding equid owners statewide to watch for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Mosquitoes Test Positive for WNV in Eight Montana Counties

August 27, 2013

Officials report the state's first mosquitoes with WNV this season, as well as an infected pelican.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Dead from EEE

August 27, 2013

This is the first confirmed case of EEE affecting a horse in Kentucky since 2008.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever: It has Nothing to do with Birds

August 26, 2013

What causes pigeon fever in horses?... Read More

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Oregon Horse Confirmed to Have West Nile Virus

August 23, 2013

Union County officials have confirmed that a horse near LaGrande, Ore., has West Nile virus.... Read More

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Equine Health Seminar Kicks Off Horse Races

August 22, 2013

The 2013's annual Zweig Memorial Trot kicks off with a series of talks on equine health. ... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed in Ontario

August 21, 2013

Two Ontario, Canada, horses tested positive for Potomac horse fever (PHF) in early August.... Read More

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The Role of Interferon Gamma in Foals

August 21, 2013

Reduced interferon-gamma production is associated with increased risk for intracellular bacterial infections.... Read More

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New Jersey Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2013

August 20, 2013

The 7-year-old Cape May County gelding was euthanized after developing neurologic signs consistent with EEE. ... Read More

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Can Humans and Horses Transfer WNV to Each Other?

August 19, 2013

Can horses contract West Nile virus from humans, or humans from horses?... Read More

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California Eases Coggins Test Requirement

August 19, 2013

The requirement for a negative Coggins test for horses entering the state changed from six months to one year.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Maryland Horse

August 16, 2013

A case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a horse in Worcester County, Md. ... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Van Buren County, Mich., Mare

August 16, 2013

An unvaccianted 12-year-old mare from Van Buren County tested positive for EEE.... Read More

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Hong Kong to Accept Horses Vaccinated Against Hendra

August 16, 2013

Hong Kong will accept horses vaccinated against hendra virus, according to manufacturer recommendations.... Read More

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Equine Placentitis Update

August 16, 2013

Placentitis is the most common cause of late-term abortion and remains challenging to diagnose and treat.... Read More

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Colorado Confirms First Equine West Nile Case of 2013

August 15, 2013

A 3-month-old colt from Montezuma County, Colo., has tested positive for West Nile virus. ... Read More

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California Confirms Equine WNV Cases

August 14, 2013

Authorities confirmed the state's sixth case of equine West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013 on Aug. 13. ... Read More

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Kentucky's First Equine WNV Case of 2013 Confirmed

August 13, 2013

The 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare--who has no WNV vaccination history within the past year--is recovering.... Read More

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Top Foal-Related Studies of 2012-'13

August 13, 2013

Dr. Chris Sanchez reviews recent top research papers published focusing on foal health.... Read More