Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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EHV-1 Workshop for Veterinary Professionals Scheduled

September 18, 2013

The equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) workshop for equine veterinary professionals will take place Oct. 19.... Read More

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Delaware WNV-Positive Horse Recovers

September 18, 2013

A second Delaware horse has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), but has recovered. ... Read More

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Connecticut Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2013

September 18, 2013

A 2-year-old Miniature Horse from Griswold was euthanized before testing positive for the disease. ... Read More

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Franklin Co., Vt., Horses Test Positive for EEE

September 13, 2013

Two Franklin County, Vt., horses are dead after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). ... Read More

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Virginia, Kentucky Confirm New Equine WNV Cases

September 12, 2013

This is the first equine West Nile virus case in Virginia this year; Kentucky's case total rises to three.... Read More

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Oxford Co., Maine, Horse Tests Positive EEE

September 12, 2013

The horse was vaccinated for EEE and West Nile virus (WNV) a year ago but had not received a booster dose.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Survey's Horse Health Implications

September 10, 2013

The Kentucky Equine Survey results open the door for new health surveillance and disease mitigating measures.... Read More

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New Equine West Nile App Launched

September 10, 2013

The app is designed to help owners evaluate the risk of not vaccinating against mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2013

September 09, 2013

The affected horse had not received an EEE vaccination and was euthanized on August 31.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Reported in Horses Nationwide

September 06, 2013

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 64 cases of WNV have been confirmed in 23 states.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses Respond to Negative Reinforcement

September 06, 2013

Researchers proved that horses can become "lighter" with proper negative reinforcement training.... Read More

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Protect Horses Against Potomac Horse Fever

September 05, 2013

PHF can have serious complications, and the fatality rate in untreated cases can be up to 30%.... Read More

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EEE Case Reports Rolling In

September 05, 2013

Summer might be nearing its end, but reports of confirmed EEE cases keep rolling in.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Second Equine WNV Case of 2013

September 03, 2013

An unvaccianted 10-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Hopkins County tested positive for WNV late last week.... Read More

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Hendra Quarantine Lifted at New South Wales Property

September 03, 2013

The property was quarantined last month following the confirmation of the hendra virus in a horse and a dog.... Read More

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Montana Confirms Equine WNV Cases

September 03, 2013

Animal health officials are reminding equid owners statewide to watch for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Mosquitoes Test Positive for WNV in Eight Montana Counties

August 27, 2013

Officials report the state's first mosquitoes with WNV this season, as well as an infected pelican.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Dead from EEE

August 27, 2013

This is the first confirmed case of EEE affecting a horse in Kentucky since 2008.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever: It has Nothing to do with Birds

August 26, 2013

What causes pigeon fever in horses?... Read More

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Oregon Horse Confirmed to Have West Nile Virus

August 23, 2013

Union County officials have confirmed that a horse near LaGrande, Ore., has West Nile virus.... Read More

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Equine Health Seminar Kicks Off Horse Races

August 22, 2013

The 2013's annual Zweig Memorial Trot kicks off with a series of talks on equine health. ... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed in Ontario

August 21, 2013

Two Ontario, Canada, horses tested positive for Potomac horse fever (PHF) in early August.... Read More

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The Role of Interferon Gamma in Foals

August 21, 2013

Reduced interferon-gamma production is associated with increased risk for intracellular bacterial infections.... Read More

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New Jersey Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2013

August 20, 2013

The 7-year-old Cape May County gelding was euthanized after developing neurologic signs consistent with EEE. ... Read More

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Can Humans and Horses Transfer WNV to Each Other?

August 19, 2013

Can horses contract West Nile virus from humans, or humans from horses?... Read More