Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Additional Equine EEE Cases Confirmed in South Carolina

July 13, 2016

The state veterinarian's office reported three new cases on July 12, bringing the state's 2016 case count to eight.... Read More

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Equine West Nile Threat Increases During Mosquito Season

July 13, 2016

Vaccination and proper management techniques can help offer horses protection from disease.... Read More

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Virginia Reports Second Equine EEE Case for 2016

July 12, 2016

The affected horse, a Thoroughbred from Suffolk, had been vaccinated and is recovering.... Read More

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Challenging Nature on Equine Infectious Diseases

July 10, 2016

A pathologist shares his thoughts on evolving microbes and how researchers are working to control associated disease.... Read More

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Utah Horse Owners: Take Precautions Against WNV

July 08, 2016

Rising temperatures and mosquito populations prompted officials to encourage owners to vaccinate horses against WNV.... Read More

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New Resistance Genes: What's the Threat to Horses?

July 07, 2016

A recently discovered resistance gene in bacteria has focused attention on emerging multidrug resistance.... Read More

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California Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

July 06, 2016

The unvaccinated Thoroughbred mare from San Diego County is recovering slowly.... Read More

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Vector-Borne Diseases' Emergent Threat for Horses

July 06, 2016

Many diseases were once considered geographically restricted. But disease migration has eliminated that complacency.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2016

July 05, 2016

Diagnosed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, strangles, influenza, piroplasmosis, rabies, and more.... Read More

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2016 EEE Case Counts on the Rise in Several States

July 05, 2016

The current equine case counts stand at one in North Carolina, five in South Carolina, and 11 in Florida.... Read More

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Ruidoso Downs EHV Quarantine Released

July 01, 2016

The release comes after 14 days with no new EHV-1 cases.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2016

June 30, 2016

The Saddlebred mare from Suffolk was euthanized June 23. Her vaccination record is unknown.... Read More

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WNV-Positive Florida Horse Also had EEE

June 30, 2016

Officials reported June 30 that the horse from Osceola County appears to have been infected with both viruses.... Read More

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EIA Hold Order at Arapahoe Park Lifted

June 28, 2016

The EIA-positive mare was euthanized and a second exposed horse was transferred to a newly quarantined premises.... Read More

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EEE, WNV Confirmed in Florida Horses

June 28, 2016

A Polk County horse tested positive for EEE while a Osceola County contracted WNV. Neither had a vaccination history.... Read More

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EEE Reported in Florida, South Carolina Horses

June 27, 2016

Six Florida horses and four South Carolina horses have tested positive for EEE thus far in 2016.... Read More

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Strangles in Horses: Predicting Disease and Complications

June 27, 2016

Few study horses with strangles showed the "classic" signs of disease, researchers determined.... Read More

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Save the Dates for Fall Events Hosted by UK Gluck Center

June 24, 2016

Events include the John F. Timoney Symposium, Equine Research Hall of Fame event, and Reproductive Diseases Symposium.... Read More

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EIA-Suspect Horse Identified In Colorado

June 24, 2016

Confirmatory tests are currently being run after a nonracing horse at Arapahoe Park tested positive for EIA.... Read More

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A Memo From the UKVDL Regarding CEM Sample Submissions

June 24, 2016

The USDA has issued revised guidelines for contagious equine metritis (CEM) culture. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

June 23, 2016

Eastern equine encephalitis was confirmed in horses in a South Carolina county that borders North Carolina.... Read More

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Canada Introduces New Equine Biosecurity Standards

June 21, 2016

The document chronicles simple ways for owners and handlers to protect horses from disease.... Read More

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Horse at Ruidoso Downs Euthanized Due to EHV-1

June 20, 2016

A single horse tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 on June 17. That horse's barn has been quarantined.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Confirmed in Jackson County, West Virginia

June 17, 2016

As a result, officials are advising owners in Jackson and adjoining counties to use caution when moving their horses.... Read More

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Chatham Co., Georgia, Owners: Protect Horses from EEE

June 17, 2016

Chatham County Mosquito Control has detected EEE in mosquito populations in the western part of the country.... Read More