Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases

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Biosecurity and Salmonella

September 14, 2006

He mentioned a study that revealed 85% of horses on one farm were shedding Salmonella, and he said many farm managers are realizing these infections aren't just a hospital problem anymore.... Read More

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Rhodococcus equi Discussed

September 14, 2006

Rhodococcus equi is a bacterium in the soil that can travel to, and multiply within, the foal's lungs, causing a deadly pneumonia if it is not caught and treated early. Hines described the possibility of developing vaccines with genetic targets that... Read More

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Description of Rabid Horse Present at Celebration Released

September 11, 2006

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) with the assistance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are notifying the approximately 150,000 persons who attended the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville of ... Read More

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Rabies Detected in Horse that Attended Celebration

September 09, 2006

A horse that was kept in stables at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., last week tested positive for rabies, state health officials announced Friday night (Sept. 8).

The 3-year-old gelding from... Read More

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Five Premises Under VS Quarantine in Wyoming

September 08, 2006

The USDA has reported the detection of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in nine horses on five premises in eastern Wyoming. Vesicular stomatitis, which normally moves up from the Southwest along waterways, has not appeared elsewhere in the country this... Read More

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Over the Northern Border

September 01, 2006

In this month's issue of The Horse, certain parts of the Canadian horse industry are highlighted. While the industry is smaller in total horse numbers when compared to the U.S. horse population, it is no less active.

Changes to certain... Read More

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Foals are Interferon-Gamma Deficient at Birth

September 01, 2006

Newborn foals are deficient in a certain protein released by white blood cells that is essential for protection against the bacterium Rhodococcus equi and other pathogens, stated scientists at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine... Read More

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Florida Increases Import Restrictions on Livestock from VS States

August 21, 2006

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, announced to the state's practitioners on Aug. 18 that it has modified livestock import restrictions due to the recent detection of vesicular stomatitis... Read More

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MAF Holiday Cards to Benefit Animal Health Research

August 18, 2006

Already the leader in private funding of research to protect, treat, and cure companion animals and wildlife, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) will raise the bar yet again in 2007 with new initiatives in canine and equine health. This year's... Read More

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Second Anthrax Case in South Dakota

August 18, 2006

On Aug. 16, the South Dakota state veterinary office confirmed the state's second case of anthrax this year. As a result of the outbreak, three beef cows that were part of a herd of 51 unvaccinated cows died in Lincoln County. An earlier outbrea... Read More

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Kentucky Embargos Wyoming VS County

August 18, 2006

The Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office today (Aug. 18) placed an embargo on Natrona County in Wyoming due to the detection of vesicular stomatitis (VS). A release this afternoon stated:

"With the notification that vesicular stomatitis... Read More

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One Confirmed Case, Additional Suspect Cases of VS in Wyoming

August 18, 2006

Yesterday (Aug. 17), the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory posted a USDA release on its web site announcing the first confirmed U.S. case of vesicular stomatitis in 2006. The case, a 10-year-old horse, is located near Casper in Natrona County.... Read More

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Canadian Anthrax Outbreak Worsens

August 13, 2006

An anthrax outbreak that began in early July has claimed 637 animals and caused 134 premises to be quarantined in Saskatchewan, Canada, as of Aug. 10, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The outbreak is the largest on record... Read More

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USDA Working to Reduce Wildlife Rabies

August 09, 2006

The Unites States Department of Agriculture is dropping bait cubes laced with oral rabies vaccine throughout Appalachian states in an attempt to slow the spread of raccoon-strain rabies in the wild and... Read More

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Anthrax Reported in Texas

July 24, 2006

It's the same song, yet another verse for naturally-occurring anthrax cases in livestock and wildlife in Val Verde and Read More

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Canadian Anthrax Outbreak Worst on Record

July 13, 2006

Saskatchewan, Canada, is experiencing its worst anthrax year on record. Animal health authorities have quarantined more than 28 premises in Saskatchewan for suspected anthrax contamination and have deemed 113 cattle deaths suspicious as of July... Read More

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Michigan Experiencing Surge in Terrestrial Rabies Cases

June 30, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health’s Bureau of Laboratories has detected a total of 23 cases of rabies out of 986 animals tested through June 26, 2006. These include 18 bats, four horses, and one skunk. Over the same time period in 2005... Read More

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Australian Vets Urge Precautions Against Hendra Virus

June 29, 2006

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging horse owners in south east Queensland to keep feed and water under cover and to stable horses overnight where possible, following the identification of Hendra virus in a horse on the Sunshine... Read More

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North Dakota Logs First Anthrax Cases of 2006

June 28, 2006

(edited press release)

Two head of cattle have died of anthrax, the first cases of the disease reported in North Dakota this year. "This is a warning for North Dakota producers to talk with their veterinarians about having thei... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Recall Shouldn't Affect Horses

June 16, 2006

Vaccine manufacturer Fort Dodge Animal Health recalled about 330,000 doses of rabies vaccine recently after a vaccinated dog became ill with rabies. Horses are not likely affected by the recall.

"It's a product that's labeled for equine... Read More

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Equine Rabies Cases Reported in Michigan

May 24, 2006

Horse Owners Reminded to Take Precautions

 

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Critical Care In the Field

April 01, 2006

How does your veterinarian keep up with what is best for your horses? By attending continuing education that covers areas of interest and provides him with lectures and one-on-one time with experts in various fields. Each year, Hagyard Equine... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Outbreak in South Africa

March 20, 2006

South African horse owners and veterinarians are managing an outbreak of AHS in the George area.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Infectious Neurologic Disease

February 17, 2006

Sometimes subtle and often dramatic, infectious neurologic disease cases are things veterinarians never want to see, although most would like to understand them better and more easily recognize them when they appear in clients' horses. From... Read More

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Two VS Positive States Remain

December 14, 2005

The number of new vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases reported in the United States continued to decline during the Dec. 5-11 USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service VS reporting period. One new equine VS-positive premises was identified in... Read More