Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Colorado VS: 42 Locations Quarantined in 14 Counties

October 09, 2015

Officials say prolonged warm temperatures in Colorado this fall have spurred vesicular stomatitis transmission.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Update

October 07, 2015

With a mortality rate of 90% in horses, EEE is a serious mosquito-borne disease. ... Read More

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Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

October 07, 2015

A 2014 outbreak at a Japanese racing stable re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its threat to horses. ... Read More

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Virginia Confirms Third Equine EEE Case of 2015

October 05, 2015

The 19-week-old Racking Horse filly from Chesapeake had not been vaccinated yet. She was euthanized Sept. 24.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Two More Equine WNV Cases

October 01, 2015

The two unvaccinated horses--one from Montgomery County and one from Nelson County--are alive, as of Oct. 1.... Read More

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Jackson County, Oregon, Horse Tests Positive for WNV

October 01, 2015

Despite cooler temperatures, officials are urging area owners to take steps to protect their horses from disease.... Read More

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Equine WNV Cases Reported in Southern France

September 29, 2015

Two horses have been euthanized and dozens more quarantined in a rare West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak in France.... Read More

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Additional Cases of EEE Found in Michigan Horses

September 28, 2015

The unvaccinated horses from Calhoun and Van Buren counties have been euthanized. ... Read More

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Colorado VS: 46 Locations Quarantined

September 25, 2015

Officials say more than 200 vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantines have been released thus far in Colorado.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November

September 25, 2015

This symposium will focus on the immune system's role in equine diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites.... Read More

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Texas Confirms 19 Equine West Nile Virus Cases

September 23, 2015

The majority of the affected horses were not previously vaccinated against West Nile virus.... Read More

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Test Shows Minnesota Horse Did Not Have EHV-1

September 23, 2015

The horse developed neurologic signs at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show and was euthanized Sept. 18.... Read More

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Neurologic Horse Euthanized at Minnesota State 4-H Show

September 21, 2015

The horse was euthanized Sept. 18 after developing neurologic signs. EHV-1 test results are expected this week.... Read More

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CEM: What Every Stallion Owner Should Know

September 18, 2015

Here are some steps breeders should take to help keep the United States free of contagious equine metritis (CEM). ... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Fourth Equine WNV Case of 2015

September 17, 2015

The unvaccinated yearling Thoroughbred colt from Bourbon County is recovering.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Hits Malaysia

September 17, 2015

Officials believe international horse transport is behind the country's first influenza outbreak in nearly 40 years.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

September 16, 2015

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses.... Read More

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Colorado Reports 11 Cases of Equine West Nile Virus

September 15, 2015

Affected horses are from Alamosa, Boulder, Broomfield, Conejos, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Park, and Weld counties. ... Read More

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Diagnosis Prior to Treatment Critical to EPM Recovery

September 15, 2015

Many diseases cause signs similar to EPM, but won't respond to EPM treatment. Ensure you treat for the right condition.... Read More

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Michigan Reports First Equine EEE Case for 2015

September 14, 2015

Officials say the unvaccinated Barry County horse was euthanized.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 64 Locations in 16 Counties Quarantined

September 14, 2015

Officials say more than 150 vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantines have been released thus far in Colorado.... Read More

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VS Confirmed in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, Horse

September 14, 2015

The horse and other livestock on the affected farm have been placed under quarantine.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Four EIA-Positive Horses in Marshall County

September 11, 2015

The four horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia during the past two weeks. ... Read More

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Equine WNV Case Count in Texas Rises to 13

September 08, 2015

The majority of the affected horses were not vaccinated against WNV, and one's vaccination status was uncertain.... Read More