Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Researcher-Tested Fly Control Methods Revealed

November 06, 2015

Scientists determined that mosquito netting and large fans could be the best defense against flying insects.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Still Present in Utah Livestock

November 03, 2015

Cases remain in Duchesne, Uintah, and Utah counties, where premises are in varying stages of quarantine.... Read More

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FDA Approves Loading Dose for EPM Treatment

November 02, 2015

The FDA approved a loading dose for Marquis, which is also the first FDA-approved EPM treatment.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Still Present in Wyoming Horses

October 30, 2015

There are 23 active cases in that state located in Fremont and Crook counties.... Read More

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Does a Canine Lyme Vaccine Elicit a Response in Horses?

October 28, 2015

Researchers found that vaccination with the currently available canine product could offer some protection for horses.... Read More

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Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Discovered in R. equi

October 27, 2015

This finding is the first molecular characterization of resistance to three classes of antibiotics in R. equi.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in 15 Counties

October 22, 2015

While 56 premises remain quarantined, the movement restrictions at 274 facilities have been released.... Read More

Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Hospital in Corvallis offers state-of-the-art equine diagnostic and clinical services.

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Oregon State Managing Case of Equine Influenza

October 21, 2015

One horse tested positive for the virus and was placed in isolation for treatment. ... Read More

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Horse Infected with WNV in El Dorado County, California

October 20, 2015

The horse from the Greenwood community is recovering and expected to survive.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2015

October 15, 2015

Reported diseases include vesicular stomatitis, equine infectious anemia, strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, and more.... Read More

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New Jersey Reports First WNV-Positive Horse for 2015

October 14, 2015

The 10 year-old gelding from Gloucester County was euthanized on Oct. 3. The horse's vaccination status is unknown.... Read More

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Texas Equine WNV Count Rises to 26

October 14, 2015

The cases are spread across the state, and a lack of vaccination is a prevailing trend in the affected horses.... Read More

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Manifestations of Equine Herpesvirus-1

October 13, 2015

Learn how the respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic forms of equine herpesvirus-1 can impact your horse.... Read More

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Equine WNV Case Count in Texas Rises to 22

October 13, 2015

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

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Two New Equine Cases of WNV Reported in Kentucky

October 09, 2015

The newly confirmed cases make for eight total WNV-infected Kentucky horses this year.... Read More

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First Equine Leptospirosis Vaccine Introduced

October 09, 2015

The USDA-approved vaccine prevents the disease responsible for foal abortion, kidney and liver failure, and uveitis.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever: Know the Signs

October 09, 2015

Learn the clinical signs of Potomac horse fever and how you can protect your horse. ... Read More

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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