Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Lessons Learned From Recent Equine Disease Outbreaks

March 19, 2017

Cases of CEM, EHV-1, and more have taught officials how to best prevent and respond to outbreaks.... Read More

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Strangles Spread Slowing in Nevada

March 18, 2017

However, the state agriculture department is still receiving reports of new cases, predominantly in western Nevada. ... Read More

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Oklahoma Reports First EIA Case for 2017

March 17, 2017

The affected horse, an 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding used in rodeo and roping events, was euthanized.... Read More

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Denton, County, Texas, EHV Quarantine Released

March 17, 2017

No other cases of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy, the neurologic disease linked to EHV, have been reported in Texas.... Read More

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Influenza Confirmed in Horse Stabled Near WEF

March 17, 2017

The horse, stabled off Winter Equestrian Festival grounds, has been isolated and tested negative for EHV and strangles.... Read More

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10 EHV-1 Resources on TheHorse.com

March 16, 2017

Don't wait for another disease outbreak to brush up on your EHV-1 knowledge.... Read More

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Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

March 14, 2017

Implement appropriate biosecurity measures pre-emptively, as infectious disease is an ever-present risk with horses.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Harbors the Least Bacteria?

March 10, 2017

Researchers found that, of the beddings tested, pine shavings were most effective at inhibiting bacterial growth.... Read More

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Make Brexit an Opportunity, British Equine Industry Says

March 07, 2017

Panelists discussed the potential impact on equine trade, identification, biosecurity, competition travel, and more.... Read More

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Equine Vaccination Q&A

March 07, 2017

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Disease Maps, Surveillance System Help Navigate Outbreaks

February 24, 2017

To mitigate the consequences of a disease outbreak, it is important to understand where the disease is spreading.... Read More

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Nevada Officials: Horses Exposed to Infectious Diseases

February 24, 2017

The Nevada Department of Agriculture has received reports of horses being exposed to EHV-4 and strangles.... Read More

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EHM Confirmed in Denton County, Texas, Horse

February 23, 2017

The affected horse attended barrel racing events in two Texas cities prior to disease presentation and confirmation.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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EEE, WNV Vaccinations Do Not Interfere With Disease Testing

February 17, 2017

None of the samples from recently vaccinated horses had antibody titers close to the value cutoff for true disease.... Read More

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Ontario Reports Two Confirmed Cases of EHM in Durham Region

February 17, 2017

Three other horses from the same farm tested positive for EHV-1 but are not showing neurologic signs at this time.... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Efficacy Might Last Longer Than we Thought

February 16, 2017

This finding could help veterinarians manage owners of horses that have reacted adversely to the vaccine in the past.... Read More

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San Diego County, California, Horse Positive for EHV

February 14, 2017

The positive horse was stabled at the HITS Thermal show from Jan. 21 to Feb. 5. The animal is currently quarantined.... Read More

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Ingham County, Michigan, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

February 10, 2017

The horse had only mild clinical signs and is recovering.... Read More

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Risk Factors Associated with R. equi Pneumonia

February 10, 2017

There was no association between disease development and dam age or plasma antibody concentrations, among other factors.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Keeneland, Turfway Released From Quarantine

February 10, 2017

These quarantine releases mean there are no racing or training facilities in Kentucky under quarantine for EHV-1.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Quarantine at Oldham County Facility Released

February 06, 2017

Unrelated EHV quarantines remain in place at Keeneland Race Course's Rice Road Training Center and Turfway Park.... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Quebec Horse

February 05, 2017

A horse in the Lanaudiere region tested positive in January. This is Quebec's first positive EIA test since 2011.... Read More