Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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

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Time to Vaccinate Horses against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 13, 2014

Massachusetts officials say early vaccination ensures animals are protected prior to peak arboviral season.... Read More

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Veterinarian: Take Precautions to Protect Horses from EHM

May 11, 2014

Recent EHM cases should remind owners that good biosecurity practices can help prevent equine illness.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Vaccinate against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 10, 2014

The beginning of mosquito season means it's time to vaccinate animals against mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Bornavirus Antibodies Detected in Horses in Iceland

May 10, 2014

This marks the first time veterinarians have identified antibodies against bornavirus in horses in Iceland.... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Control Mosquito Populations

May 09, 2014

Horse owners are advised to control mosquito populations to minimize animals' chances of contracting WNV.... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners: Consider Hendra Vaccines for Horses

May 09, 2014

Owners are encouraged to work with a veterinarian to develop a hendra vaccination strategy for their horses.... Read More

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Va. Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate for EEE, WNV, Rabies

May 07, 2014

Officials fear that owners could be lulled into not vaccinating by the lack of disease activity last year.... Read More

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Time to Consider Vaccinating Horses against WNV

May 06, 2014

Washington officials are advising owners to ensure their horses are vaccinated against West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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Nebraska State Veterinarian Encourages EHV-1 Awareness

May 05, 2014

Dr. Dennis Hughes is reminding horse owners to remain vigilant and exercise biosecurity measures. ... Read More

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Equine WNV Spread across Central Europe Investigated

May 04, 2014

Conditions, such as flooding and high temperatures, could contribute to WNV's spread, one researcher says.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed at Manitoba, Canada, Racetrack

May 01, 2014

Only one horse has shown signs of the virus and no other horses have been affected, officials say.... Read More

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Vaccines for all Ages

May 01, 2014

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Rabies Found in Parker Co., Texas, Horse

April 30, 2014

The horse recently attended a show; officials urge people who've come in contact with him to see a doctor.... Read More

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Kansas Horse Euthanized after Contracting EHV-1

April 30, 2014

Officials reported that the horse in northeast Kansas was confirmed positive for non-neurotrophic EHV-1. ... Read More

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Montana Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate for West Nile Virus

April 29, 2014

Montana reported 32 equine WNV cases last year, the most since 2007 and the third highest total in the nation.... Read More

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Study: Antibiotics in Extenders can Prevent CEM Transmission

April 25, 2014

Researchers tested if antibiotics in semen extender could inhibit the growth of CEM's causative bacteria.... Read More

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Marion Co., Fla., Horse Tests Positive for EEE

April 24, 2014

Officials announced April 23 that a horse in the Sparr area tested positive for EEE.... Read More

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Researchers Digging Deeper into African Horse Sickness

April 20, 2014

Scientists are turning to a genetic level of understanding and fighting African horse sickness.... Read More