Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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EIA Outbreak in California's Racing Quarter Horses

February 01, 2015

Thirty-four racing Quarter Horses, ranging in age from 3 to 8 years, have tested positive for EIA since 2012.... Read More

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Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

January 31, 2015

Researchers found that ceftiofur did not penetrate the placenta effectively, making it a poor placentitis treatment.... Read More

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Studying Emerging Diseases in the Equine Industry

January 30, 2015

Dr. Scott Weese studies microbial populations in the horses' digestive tracts, infection sources and carriers, and more.... Read More

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Final Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released in Colorado

January 30, 2015

In all, there were 556 livestock investigations in the state resulting in 370 quarantines.... Read More

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Two Arizona Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis

January 08, 2015

Three premises in Santa Cruz County have been quarantined as a result of the positives.... Read More

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Interpreting Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays

January 05, 2015

Learn about polymerase chain reaction assays, how they work, and how veterinarians interpret their results.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2014

January 02, 2015

Diagnosed diseases include strangles, influenza, vesicular stomatitis, hendra virus, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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No New VS Cases Reported in Colorado in Last Week

December 19, 2014

Twenty-six Colorado premises remain under quarantine after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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EVA Vaccines: What You Need to Know

December 18, 2014

Implementing a proper vaccination regimen for breeding stock is key to minimizing EVA's spread around the world.... Read More

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LSU Vets Successfully Treat Equine Coronavirus Case

December 15, 2014

Vets at Louisiana State University (LSU) have treated the first case of equine coronavirus reported in Louisiana.... Read More

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Infographic: Vaccinating Your Horse

December 15, 2014

Learn how vaccines can protect horses, why they're important, and which ones your horse needs in our visual guide.... Read More

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How Researchers Track Equine Influenza Virus

December 11, 2014

Keeping on top of changes to the equine influenza virus is critical to keeping vaccines up-to-date.... Read More

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EVA: A European Perspective

December 07, 2014

A British vet describes equine viral arteritis (EVA) control measures, current risks, vaccination, and more.... Read More

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UC Davis Creates Veterinary Resources for Diagnosing EPM

December 05, 2014

The resources are designed to help trained equine veterinarians determine if their patients could be suffering from EPM.... Read More

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Number of Colorado Premises Quarantined for VS Dropping

December 04, 2014

Thirty-five premises in that state remain quarantined for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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How Blood Donations can Save Horses' Lives

December 04, 2014

Find out when veterinarians might employ blood transfusions, and how blood is collected from donor horses.... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Owners: Watch for Signs of Coronavirus

December 03, 2014

Veterinarians at Louisiana State University have diagnosed a Port Allen, Louisiana, horse with enteric coronavirus.... Read More

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Understanding Coronavirus

November 26, 2014

Recently gastrointestinal illness associated with equine coronavirus has been seen in adult horses.... Read More

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Has Horsepox Gone Extinct?

November 25, 2014

After studying horsepox's impact on a smallpox vaccine, one scientist says the disease appears to be extinct.... Read More

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Strangles: Dispelling the Myths

November 24, 2014

Discover the truth behind this insidious abscess-causing disease. ... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Fourth Equine WNV Case of 2014

November 21, 2014

The unvaccinated 10-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Allen County is recovering.... Read More

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Colorado VS Case Count Holds Steady

November 21, 2014

Forty-four premises remain under quarantine; 320 previously affected premises have been released from quarantine.... Read More

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State Travel Requirements

November 20, 2014

Find out who to call and what papers to gather before heading out-of-state with your horse. ... Read More

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It's All Foreign to Me

November 17, 2014

Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why.... Read More

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Number of VS Quarantines in Colorado Dropping

November 17, 2014

Forty-three Colorado premises remain under quarantine after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More