Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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California Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against WNV

June 19, 2014

Horses should be vaccinated at least annually, ideally prior to mosquito season.... Read More

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Three More Texas Horses Diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis

June 19, 2014

Three additional Texas horses were diagnosed with vesicular stomatitis this week.... Read More

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EHM Confirmed in Horse at Suffolk Downs

June 18, 2014

The affected horse died at Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine after being moved from the track.... Read More

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Florida Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Horses against EEE

June 17, 2014

Florida owners should vaccinate their horses against EEE in light of increased mosquito populations.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Providing Contact Information

June 15, 2014

Event organizers need current contact information so they can contact you in the event of a disease outbreak.... Read More

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Louisiana Man Jailed for Tampering with Coggins Test

June 13, 2014

The man will serve 20 years in prison after admitting to selling a horse with a fraudulent Coggins test.... Read More

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Second Marion County, Florida, Horse Diagnosed with EEE

June 12, 2014

A horse located about four miles east of Citra has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... Read More

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Additional Vesicular Stomatitis Cases Confirmed in Texas

June 12, 2014

Officials reported that vesicular stomatitis has been identified in three more Texas horses.... Read More

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Horse Owners File Lawsuits against Wickliffe Pharmacy

June 12, 2014

The owners filed lawsuits alleging their horses were hospitalized after receiving a compounded EPM drug.... Read More

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Tips for Protecting Horses from EHM

June 10, 2014

The Virginia state veterinarian says owners should take precautions to protect horses from EHM.... Read More

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Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against West Nile Virus

June 08, 2014

Maryland officials are urging owners to vaccinate horses against the potentially fatal disease.... Read More

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EHV-4 Reported in Chile for First Time

June 06, 2014

Officials consider this very important due to the possible economic impact on the country's racing industry.... Read More

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Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Beenleigh, Queensland

June 03, 2014

The latest hendra case was confirmed after a positive test result was received late on June 2.... Read More

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.

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Young Horse Health Threats

June 02, 2014

Protect your foal from three important causes of young horse illness.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Found in Kinney County, Texas, Horses

May 28, 2014

Affected and exposed horses will be monitored by regulatory veterinarians until all lesions have healed.... Read More

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Veterinarian: Keep Horses' Vaccines Current

May 28, 2014

South Carolina state veterinarian Boyd Parr, DVM, recommends owners keep their horses' vaccinations current.... Read More

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Creepy Crawlies, Part 2: Tremendous Ticks

May 26, 2014

Ticks can infect horses with an array of diseases including piroplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and Lyme disease.... Read More

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Owners Urged to Ensure Horses' Vaccinations are Up to Date

May 25, 2014

Delaware owners are advised to ensure horses' vaccinations are current to protect against dangerous diseases.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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UKVDL Bulletin Alert: Unapproved Compounded Drugs

May 22, 2014

Veterinarians should consider several important issues when using or prescribing compounded products.... Read More

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Remember to Follow CEM Sample Collection Guidelines

May 21, 2014

All CEM samples should be collected by a veterinarian and in accordance with USDA protocol.... Read More

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UK Equine Influenza Study Receives Funding from Zoetis

May 21, 2014

Should you use a treat-now or a wait-and-see approach with influenza? The study will evaluate this question.... Read More

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Horse Owners Advised to Guard against Mosquitoes

May 20, 2014

Take steps to protect horses against diseases spread by mosquitoes that are becoming active with warm weather.... Read More

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Two More Horses Dead After Receiving Compounded Medication

May 16, 2014

The FDA said initial testing indicates the drug contained higher pyrimethamine levels than the label states.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Tests Positive for Neurologic EHV-1

May 16, 2014

The horse began showing signs consistent with neurologic EHV-1 this week; the animal has been euthanized.... Read More

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Compounded Drug Eyed in Thoroughbred Deaths

May 13, 2014

The FDA is investigating whether a compounded medication might have played a role in two horses' deaths.... Read More