Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Vet Fined for Failing to Meet Safety Hendra Virus Standards

April 02, 2016

The Australian vet did not provide the owner with all the necessary protective gear while testing a horse for Hendra.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2015

March 30, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, influenza, Hendra virus, equine infectious anemia, and more.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Basics

March 30, 2016

Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, can be deadly in up to 90% of equine cases. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Researchers Working to Address Risk of AHS Spread

March 26, 2016

Climate change is creating conducive conditions for African horse sickness to spread further than it has in the past.... Read More

WCVM student Jacqueline Harrison learning how to bleed a horse with the help of her summer project supervisor Dr. Stacy Anderson.

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Temperature and Equine Inflammation: Is There a Link?

March 25, 2016

A vet student shares her experience studying equine neutrophil function at various incubation temperatures.... Read More

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UK Researchers Study MicroRNAs Throughout Gestation in Mares

March 25, 2016

MicroRNA, a small nonprotein coding gene, holds potential as a novel way to diagnose various diseases in the horse. ... Read More

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Virginia Owners Advised to Vaccinate Horses

March 25, 2016

Don't wait to vaccinate horses against diseases including West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and rabies.... Read More

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10th Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Scheduled

March 23, 2016

The 10th International Equine Infectious Diseases Conference will convene April 4-8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... Read More

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Virginia Training Facility Released from Quarantine

March 23, 2016

The Fauquier County training facility was quarantined after a horse previously residing there tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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Equine Leptospirosis: 'Now We Have a Vaccine!'

March 22, 2016

Dr. Craig Carter recently presented an overview of equine leptospirosis and described the newly released vaccine.... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Confirmed at New Mexico Training Facility

March 21, 2016

A private racehorse facility is under quarantine after a single horse there tested positive for equine piroplasmosis.... Read More

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Queensland Parliament Seeking Opinions on Hendra Vaccine

March 19, 2016

Officials are asking for thoughts on Hendra virus and use of the available equine vaccine in Australia.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in Saskatchewan, Canada

March 18, 2016

A boarding barn is voluntarily quarantined and the affected horse is isolated and receiving supportive care.... Read More

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Payson Park Training Center Released from Quarantine

March 17, 2016

The quarantine was put in place in late February after a horse residing there tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1.... Read More

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Equine Vaccination Q&A

March 16, 2016

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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Foundation Commits $1.16 Million to Equine Research

March 16, 2016

Research topics include EHV-1 latency, foal pneumonia, training and surface factors in preventing injury, and more.... Read More

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Clues for Recognizing Confusing Neurologic Syndromes

March 15, 2016

From behavioral changes to yawning, signs of neurologic problems in horses can be challenging to decipher.... Read More

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Free Lecture to Cover Equine Pregnancy

March 14, 2016

Jennifer Linton, VMD, will describe what to expect when your horse is expecting on April 5 at the New Bolton Center.... Read More

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Five New York Horses Confirmed With Equine Infectious Anemia

March 10, 2016

Officials have quarantined the farm where all five infected horses reside.... Read More

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WWI-Era Bacteria: The Key to Eradicating Strangles?

March 10, 2016

In the battle against strangles, researchers believe they've discovered a critical genomic influence: war.... Read More

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Sunland Park Racetrack Quarantine Lifted

March 09, 2016

Outside horses can enter the track, and the more than 1,600 horses housed on site since the outbreak began can leave. ... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Metastasizing Melanoma

March 09, 2016

Can melanomas spread to a horse's central nervous system? If so, are there any treatments available? ... Read More

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TAHC Releases Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine

March 08, 2016

Texas officials have released the El Paso premises quarantined for equine herpesvirus.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Reported in Florida

March 08, 2016

This is Florida's first reported equine rabies case of 2016.... Read More

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More Research Needed to Ensure Horses Stay Safe From Tetanus

March 04, 2016

An Australian veterinarian is researching the role tetanus vaccine has in preventing disease in horses in that country.... Read More