Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases
July 29, 2008
Biosecurity Queensland received test results July 24 that indicated another two horses have tested positive for Hendra virus. Both of these horses are from known infected properties.
The results follow a post-mortem on a companion horse that... Read More
July 26, 2008
In a brief survey of online news, there have been reports of rabies in Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Texas this year. Many of these reports were humans encountering rabid wild animals that were... Read More
July 18, 2008
Two of the people exposed to horses infected with Hendra virus at Redlands Veterinary Clinic in the Australian state of Queensland have contracted the zoonotic disease, according to a report published by The Australian.
Three horses... Read More
July 09, 2008
Biosecurity Queensland continued with tests on samples from 37 horses at a Brisbane area vet practice today while working with Queensland Health and various horse industry groups to ensure that the risks involved with Hendra virus are widely known.... Read More
July 09, 2008
Three horses have tested positive for Hendra virus at Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the outskirts of the city of Brisbane in the Australian state of Queensland. Hendra virus is deadly and can affect both horses and humans.
According to Davi... Read More
July 08, 2008
Three horses have tested positive for the deadly Hendra virus at a veterinary practice on the outskirts of the city of Brisbane in the Australian state of Queensland. This virus can affect both horses and humans.
"We are taking the situatio... Read More
June 04, 2008
The United States is currently experiencing a severe shortage of human rabies vaccine, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Pre-exposure vaccinations of veterinary, animal control, game wardens, laboratory and other... Read More
May 25, 2008
Pet owners in Burrillville, R.I., are being urged to vaccinate their animals after a horse in the town was found to have rabies.
Burrillville authorities have declared a "rabies watch" for the town. It will be in effect for six months.... Read More
May 16, 2008
EquiRab, a rabies vaccine designed specifically for horses, is now available from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. The new vaccine for horses offers long-lasting protection against rabies in a single, low-dose injection.
"Just as it... Read More
April 22, 2008
Texas A&M researchers have discovered they can reduce the incidence of foal pneumonia caused by Rhodococcus equi by giving the antimicrobial drug azithromycin during foals' first two weeks of life.
Rhodococcus equi (R.... Read More
April 21, 2008
Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More
April 01, 2008
The amount and type of Rhodococcus equi in a farm's soil is not an indicator of an increased likelihood of having foal pneumonia cases caused by this bug, reported researchers from Texas A&M University. Additionally,... Read More
March 29, 2008
Three rabid skunks already have been confirmed in Campbell County, Wyoming, so far this year. Ken Mills, a University of Wyoming veterinary professor, says Campbell County is the only Wyoming county with confirmed rabies cases this... Read More
February 22, 2008
The Maryland Horse Industry Board's Equine Health Advisory Committee is urging all horse owners in Maryland to vaccinate their horses against Rabies.
Rabies is highly a fatal disease that affects both humans and horses. Most often, the disease... Read More
February 04, 2008
Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), was recently recognized as the recipient of the 2008 Schering-Plough... Read More
January 02, 2008
December 28, 2007
Master Hotspur, a 3-year-old Standardbred pacer, won't be hitting the track anytime soon--instead he'll be in precautionary quarantine for 45 days after being bitten on the muzzle by a raccoon that later tested positive for rabies,
December 14, 2007
The results of equine research funded by the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in 2007 added to scientists' understanding of foal pneumonia, hereditary muscle disorders, laminitis, and pharmacology.