Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases

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Hendra Virus: Protect Horses to Protect Humans

January 16, 2016

This virus is bad news. It's deadly for horses, deadly for humans, and can be passed from sick horse to human caregiver.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Refresher

January 14, 2016

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken.... Read More

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York County, South Carolina, Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

January 14, 2016

The horse initially appeared lame but later exhibited aggressive behavior and was euthanized on Jan. 8.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in Four Counties

January 04, 2016

While the disease has affected Colorado horses, the remaining quarantines only impact cattle herds, officials said.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2015

January 01, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, herpesvirus, influenza, Getah virus, and strangles, among others.... Read More

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Colorado VS Update: Positive Diagnoses in 10 Counties

December 08, 2015

Seventeen premises remain quarantined while restrictions have been lifted on 414 facilities. ... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in 11 Counties

November 20, 2015

Forty-five premises remain quarantined while restrictions have been lifted on 376 facilities.... Read More

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The Battle Against the Bugs

November 17, 2015

Here's a rundown on our arsenal of equine disease-fighting drugs and their proper uses.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in 17 Counties

November 06, 2015

Eighty locations remain under quarantine after horses, mules, and cattle tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Still Present in Utah Livestock

November 03, 2015

Cases remain in Duchesne, Uintah, and Utah counties, where premises are in varying stages of quarantine.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Still Present in Wyoming Horses

October 30, 2015

There are 23 active cases in that state located in Fremont and Crook counties.... Read More

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Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Discovered in R. equi

October 27, 2015

This finding is the first molecular characterization of resistance to three classes of antibiotics in R. equi.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in 15 Counties

October 22, 2015

While 56 premises remain quarantined, the movement restrictions at 274 facilities have been released.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2015

October 15, 2015

Reported diseases include vesicular stomatitis, equine infectious anemia, strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, and more.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 42 Locations Quarantined in 14 Counties

October 09, 2015

Officials say prolonged warm temperatures in Colorado this fall have spurred vesicular stomatitis transmission.... 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

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 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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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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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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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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Colorado VS: Number of Quarantined Premises Dropping

August 28, 2015

As of Aug. 26, 65 locations in 15 counties are under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Separate Salmonella Shedders for Safety

August 23, 2015

Scientists examined the effects of Salmonella shedding on previously hospitalized horses and their stablemates.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 91 Premises in 11 Counties Quarantined

August 20, 2015

Officials said this outbreak is not contained to one specific area of the state and urged horse owners to take caution.... Read More