Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Cooke Co., Texas, EHV-1 Quarantine Partially Released

June 13, 2016

Seven horses at one breeding farm tested positive for the neuropathogenic form of the virus in late May.... Read More

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New Mexico Horse Owners Advised to Vaccinate Against WNV

June 08, 2016

Owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses prior to the onset of peak mosquito season.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Young Palm Beach County, Florida, Horse

June 07, 2016

The 14-month-old vaccinated Arabian began showing clinical signs began on May 31 and was euthanized the same day.... Read More

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Disease Trends Reinforce Importance of Good Biosecurity

June 07, 2016

Is your horse protected from infectious disease? Here are tips on how to keep him safe at home and on the road.... Read More

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Texas Horses Confirmed Positive for EHV-1

June 06, 2016

Seven horses at one Cooke County breeding farm tested positive for the neuropathogenic form of the virus in late May.... Read More

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Butte Co., California, Officials Warn Horses at Risk for WNV

June 05, 2016

Officials are encouraging vaccination, which has proven to be an effective disease prevention tool. ... Read More

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Maine Horse Owners: Vaccinate Horses Now

June 04, 2016

State officials say now's the time to vaccinate horses against rabies, Eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile virus.... Read More

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NSW DPI Contributes to Hendra Virus Research Program

June 02, 2016

The department's research has provided data on when environmental contamination might lead to equine infection.... Read More

A man harnesses his horse after treatment for epizootic lymphangitis at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary center in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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OIE's New Priorities Include Working Equid Health, Welfare

May 31, 2016

Improving working equids' health and welfare could help them work longer and better to the benefit of their owners.... Read More

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UA Releases New Equine Rabies Resource

May 30, 2016

Arizona's first equine rabies case in seven years highlighted the need for education about the disease.... Read More

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Author Donates Portion of Book Proceeds to Gluck Center

May 27, 2016

Kristen Halverson chose to donate after Dan Howe, PhD, offered advice and answered her questions about EPM.... Read More

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Palm Beach County, Florida, EHV Quarantine Released

May 26, 2016

All the horses remaining on the premises have tested negative for the virus.... Read More

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South Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2016

May 24, 2016

The affected horse from Horry County has been euthanized.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky

May 24, 2016

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

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Massachusetts Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

May 23, 2016

Officials advise owners to ensure horses are protected from West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Horse Tests Positive for EIA

May 23, 2016

Thirty-four equids on the affected Enon Valley premises will be quarantined for at least 60 days.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes New Annual Hendra Booster Vaccine

May 21, 2016

The Hendra virus vaccine has now been approved to be delivered annually following initial administration.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine at Howard County Horse Farm Lifted

May 19, 2016

Two horses stabled at the Maryland facility tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 on.April 19.... Read More

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Florida Reports Second Equine EEE Case of 2016

May 16, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old Mustang began showing clinical signs May 6 and was euthanized for humane reasons on May 7.... Read More

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One Florida Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1, Euthanized

May 16, 2016

The index case's home premises in Palm Beach County has been placed under quarantine.... Read More

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Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for Equine Abortions

May 15, 2016

This is the first study to identify a potential genetic, rather than environmental, cause for foal loss in mares.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horse Diagnosed With EHV, Euthanized

May 14, 2016

Three other horses on the same farm currently have a fever and are being monitored.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Erie County, New York

May 12, 2016

The Equine Disease Communication Center reported that three aged mares tested positive for EHV-1 last week.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine at Fonner Park Lifted

May 11, 2016

Three cases of neurologic EHV-1 were confirmed at the Nebraska racetrack in April.... Read More

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Washington Horse Owners Advised to Vaccinate for WNV

May 10, 2016

Thirty-six horses in 10 counties tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in 2015. ... Read More