Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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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

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Getting to the Bottom of Equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis

October 04, 2016

The incidence of Lyme NB appears low, but this could be, in part, due to the lack of a gold-standard ante-mortem test.... Read More

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Rabies in Horses: Preventable but Still Invariably Fatal

September 30, 2016

Once an animal is affected, the disease is invariably fatal. However, rabies prevention is easy. Here's what to know. ... Read More

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Additional Equine WNV Cases Reported Across Country

September 29, 2016

Cases were recently reported in Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Washington.... Read More

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Colorado Equine WNV Case Count Rises to 12

September 29, 2016

Cases have been confirmed in Larimer, Weld, LaPlata, Adams, Mesa, and Pueblo counties.... Read More

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Help! Something Bit My Horse

September 28, 2016

Rabies is a concern when horses are bitten by unknown animals. Find out how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Lepto-what?

September 27, 2016

Of the 458 respondents, 158 (34%) said they do not know what leptospirosis is.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horses Test Positive for EEE, WNV

September 27, 2016

There are now 11 EEE cases and seven WNV cases in Wisconsin horses thus far in 2016.... Read More

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Equine Rabies: What You Should Know About this Fatal Disease

September 27, 2016

While the incidence of rabies is low, the fatality rate is high: 100%. Learn how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Refresher

September 26, 2016

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

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The Horse, Merck Partner for Rabies Education Week

September 25, 2016

World Rabies Day is Sept. 28. Look for articles and content about rabies risk and learn how to protect your horses.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center Develops Novel EAV Test

September 23, 2016

The test is designed to identify which stallions are most likely to remain long-term carriers of the virus if infected.... Read More

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New WNV Cases in California, Kentucky, Minnesota Horses

September 23, 2016

Two of the three newly confirmed horses were unvaccinated. The third has an unknown vaccination history.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Third Equine WNV Case for 2016

September 22, 2016

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Standardbred mare from Bourbon County is recovering at an area hospital.... Read More

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Leptospirosis Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

September 22, 2016

The USDA licensed a vaccine for use in pregnant mares to protect against leptospirosis, one cause of abortion in horses.... Read More

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New Cases of EEE, PHF, WNV Confirmed Across the Country

September 22, 2016

Arizona reported a WNV case, Michigan confirmed two EEE cases, and West Virginia found WNV and PHF cases.... Read More

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New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed

September 20, 2016

Animal health officials in Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin confirmed new cases of mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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Wisconsin Confirms Additional Equine WNV Case

September 19, 2016

The unvaccinated Belgian filly from Clark County is reportedly recovering.... Read More