Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Kentucky Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2015

August 20, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare is alive and her condition is reportedly improving.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 91 Premises in 11 Counties Quarantined

August 20, 2015

Officials said this outbreak is not contained to one specific area of the state and urged horse owners to take caution.... Read More

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Wet Weather Leads to Thriving Mosquito Populations

August 20, 2015

Rain can result in an abundance of mosquitoes, which can transmit serious diseases to your horse.... Read More

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West Nile Confirmed in Kittitas County, Washington, Horse

August 19, 2015

The 14-year-old Quarter Horse gelding had not traveled outside the county recently, officials said.... Read More

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Seven Things You Need to Know About Equine Influenza

August 19, 2015

Researchers have been hard at work studying this contagious respiratory disease.... Read More

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Study Reveals Equine Influenza Case Numbers on the Rise

August 18, 2015

For the third year in a row, the number of influenza cases in the United States is increasing, a recent study revealed.... Read More

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Horse Owners Advised to Vaccinate Against EEE, WNV

August 18, 2015

A Dallas County, Alabama, horse tested positive for EEE, prompting warnings for area horse owners.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Case of Equine WNV for 2015

August 17, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Choctaw mare from Orange County was discharged from a clinic after her condition improved.... Read More

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Do Donkeys Pose a Disease Threat to Horses at Events?

August 17, 2015

Researchers found no evidence that donkeys pose more of a disease threat than horses at mixed-equine events.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 70 Premises in 10 Counties Quarantined

August 14, 2015

Cases reported in Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose, and Weld counties.... Read More

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Ontario Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

August 13, 2015

This is Greater Sudbury's first equine West Nile virus case in more than a decade. The first was reported in 2004.... Read More

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Additional Equine WNV, EEE Cases Reported in Texas

August 12, 2015

Seven horses have tested positive for WNV and seven others were confirmed positive for EEE. ... Read More

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How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit on Your Farm

August 11, 2015

An effective isolation area can help contain an infectious disease outbreak. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Anthrax Confirmed in Uvalde County, Texas, Equids

August 11, 2015

Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis.... Read More

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Study: Flu Vaccine Cross-Reactive Against Three Isolates

August 07, 2015

Vaccinated horses demonstrated at least 97.4% cross-reactivity to three recent EIV isolates.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 53 Locations in Eight Counties Quarantined

August 06, 2015

Cases have been confirmed in Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma, and Montrose counties.... Read More

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Australian Equine Vets Welcome Hendra Vaccine Registration

August 05, 2015

The Hendra virus vaccine received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Lyme Neuroborreliosis in Horses is Difficult

August 05, 2015

Researchers recently determined that diagnostic tests for Lyme neuroborreliosis have poor reliability.... 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 Detected at 2016 Olympic Equestrian Facilities

August 04, 2015

A horse at the site tested positive in April, but officials say the diagnosis isn't necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

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

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in South Dakota

August 03, 2015

Two confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis have been found in the western part of the state.... Read More

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Deltamethrin for Culicoides, AHS Control Studied

August 01, 2015

Researchers found that the insecticide deltamethrin did not appear to prevent midges from feeding on horses.... Read More

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Additional Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in Washington

July 31, 2015

Five new cases have been confirmed. Three horses are recovering, one died, and one was euthanized.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

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Texas Horse Owners: Take Steps to Protect Against EEE, WNV

July 30, 2015

As of July 30, three and five Texas horses have tested positive for WNV and EEE, respectively, so far this year. ... Read More