Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Jackson County, Oregon, Horse Tests Positive for WNV

October 01, 2015

Despite cooler temperatures, officials are urging area owners to take steps to protect their horses from disease.... Read More

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Equine WNV Cases Reported in Southern France

September 29, 2015

Two horses have been euthanized and dozens more quarantined in a rare West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak in France.... Read More

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Additional Cases of EEE Found in Michigan Horses

September 28, 2015

The unvaccinated horses from Calhoun and Van Buren counties have been euthanized. ... Read More

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Colorado VS: 46 Locations Quarantined

September 25, 2015

Officials say more than 200 vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantines have been released thus far in Colorado.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November

September 25, 2015

This symposium will focus on the immune system's role in equine diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites.... Read More

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Texas Confirms 19 Equine West Nile Virus Cases

September 23, 2015

The majority of the affected horses were not previously vaccinated against West Nile virus.... Read More

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Test Shows Minnesota Horse Did Not Have EHV-1

September 23, 2015

The horse developed neurologic signs at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show and was euthanized Sept. 18.... Read More

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Neurologic Horse Euthanized at Minnesota State 4-H Show

September 21, 2015

The horse was euthanized Sept. 18 after developing neurologic signs. EHV-1 test results are expected this week.... Read More

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CEM: What Every Stallion Owner Should Know

September 18, 2015

Here are some steps breeders should take to help keep the United States free of contagious equine metritis (CEM). ... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Fourth Equine WNV Case of 2015

September 17, 2015

The unvaccinated yearling Thoroughbred colt from Bourbon County is recovering.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Hits Malaysia

September 17, 2015

Officials believe international horse transport is behind the country's first influenza outbreak in nearly 40 years.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

September 16, 2015

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses.... Read More

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Colorado Reports 11 Cases of Equine West Nile Virus

September 15, 2015

Affected horses are from Alamosa, Boulder, Broomfield, Conejos, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Park, and Weld counties. ... Read More

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Diagnosis Prior to Treatment Critical to EPM Recovery

September 15, 2015

Many diseases cause signs similar to EPM, but won't respond to EPM treatment. Ensure you treat for the right condition.... Read More

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Michigan Reports First Equine EEE Case for 2015

September 14, 2015

Officials say the unvaccinated Barry County horse was euthanized.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 64 Locations in 16 Counties Quarantined

September 14, 2015

Officials say more than 150 vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantines have been released thus far in Colorado.... Read More

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VS Confirmed in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, Horse

September 14, 2015

The horse and other livestock on the affected farm have been placed under quarantine.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Four EIA-Positive Horses in Marshall County

September 11, 2015

The four horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia during the past two weeks. ... Read More

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Equine WNV Case Count in Texas Rises to 13

September 08, 2015

The majority of the affected horses were not vaccinated against WNV, and one's vaccination status was uncertain.... Read More

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Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

September 08, 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More

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French Researchers Work to Improve Horse Health, Welfare

September 07, 2015

The Hippolia Foundation unites equine research groups for better progress, improved funding opportunities, and more.... Read More

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Hendra Virus Confirmed Near Lismore, New South Wales

September 04, 2015

The unvaccinated 8-year-old gelding fell ill on Sept. 2 and was euthanized Sept. 3.... Read More

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Washoe Valley, Nevada, Horse Tests Positive for WNV

September 04, 2015

The 13-year-old mare developed neurologic complications and was taken to the University of California, Davis.... Read More

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South Dakota Implements Equine Requirements for State Fair

September 03, 2015

Participating horses must have a health certificate issued by their veterinarian within 48 hours of arrival.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Third Equine WNV Case of 2015

September 01, 2015

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Shelby County is recovering and is in stable condition.... Read More