Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases


Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Update

January 08, 1999

Colorado reported one new vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) investigation during the week ending Jan. 8, 1999. This new investigation and one investigation formerly pending were both negative. One formerly positive premises located in... Read More


Fetal Development and Foal Growth

January 01, 1999

Foals born to mares which do not receive proper nourishment during gestation could be born weak.... Read More


VS Update -- 12/24//98

December 31, 1998

Colorado reported no new VS investigations during the week ending December 24, 1998. Two formerly VS positive premises were released from quarantine, one each in Larimer and Weld counties. Five positive VS premises remain... Read More


VS Update 11/21/98

November 30, 1998

The news on the VS outbreak is good according to the USDA. As of November 21, 1997, Utah had four counties with positive cases of VS, Colorado had seven counties, Arizona had one county, and New Mexico had four... Read More


VS Update -- 11/13/98

November 20, 1998

Colorado reported one new VS investigation during the week ending November 13, 1998, which was positive. The positive premises was located in Larimer County. No additional positive premises were found. Ten premises formerly... Read More


VS Update As Of 10/30/98

November 06, 1998

Colorado reported two new investigations during the week ending October 30, 1998, both of which are pending. Six formerly VS infected premises were removed from quarantine, four of these were located in Weld County and one... Read More


VS Update As Of 10/16/98

October 30, 1998

Colorado reported eight new investigations during the week ending October 16, 1998, of which three were VSV positive premises. Two of these premises were located in Larimer County and one in Weld County. Five formerly VSV... Read More


VS Update As Of 10/09/98

October 16, 1998

Colorado reported nine new investigations during the week ending October 9, 1998, of which five were VSV positive premises. In addition, four previous investigations were reported VSV positive premises. These nine premises... Read More


VS Update 10/05/98

October 09, 1998

As of October 5, 1998, Arizona has been removed from Kentucky's list of embargoed states. Arizona was removed based on information received from the Arizona State Veterinarian's Office and the USDA indicating that Arizona is... Read More


VS Update 10/06/98

October 09, 1998

Arizona reported no new VS investigations during the week ending October 2, 1998, and one pending case was negative. Arizona has no premises under quarantine for VS.

Colorado reported 11 ne... Read More


Foal Pneumonia

October 01, 1998

Your three-month-old foal has made it through the birthing process and the vulnerable neonatal period and now seems to be carefree--your little one just has to grow up to fulfill his destiny as a performance... Read More


VEE Reported In South, Central America

September 18, 1998

The American Horse Council (AHC) has recently learned that an outbreak of Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis (VEE) has been occurring in Columbia over the summer. It was reported that as of July 21, 1998, some 480 horses had... Read More


VS Update 9/08/98

September 11, 1998

Arizona reported no changes in its status during the week ending September 4, 1998. Two VSV positive premises remain under quarantine.

Colorado reported eighteen new VSV investigations... Read More


Animal Protection A Major Theme On State Ballots

September 04, 1998

With election day less than two months away, voters will soon decide a variety of statewide ballot measures affecting animals, including commercial trapping, cockfighting, mourning dove hunting, and... Read More


Equine Respiratory Disease Part 2: The Lower Airway

August 01, 1998

The lower airway consists of the lungs and the air tubing (bronchi) that supplies them. The lungs have some very interesting and unique protective mechanisms that put forth a great effort to prevent infection. Obviously, the air... Read More


VS Update 7/28/98

July 31, 1998

Colorado became a case positive state on July 23, 1998, with the isolation of VSV, Indiana strain, from a horse on a premises located in Boulder County. Nine additional investigations were reported, six of which were positive for VSV. There were... Read More


New Mexico Announces Detection Of Vesicular Stomatitis

May 23, 1998

As of May 18, two horses in New Mexico have been diagnosed with vesticular stomatitis (VS). The virus (Indiana type) was isolated from one horse on a premises in Otero County, New Mexico. Another horse on the same... Read More


VSV Might Be Useful For Humans

April 03, 1998

Yale University lab researchers recently modified the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) to kill HIV-infected human cells. Even better, the human VSV left the human cells unharmed. Such a treatment might swiftly stop HIV... Read More


A Deadly Cough

March 01, 1998

When foals get sick, horse owners can sometimes face many sleepless nights, as well as weeks or months of intensive management, to get these babies through the rough spots. One of the most common problems in the ill foal is pneumonia, caused by ... Read More


USDA Ends Seven-Day Quarantine For Horses From Mexico

February 20, 1998

The USDA is removing the requirement that horses from Mexico be quarantined for seven days in vector-proof quarantine facilities before being imported into the United States.

Horses importe... Read More


Salmonella Antimicrobial Susceptibility

January 09, 1998

In the October 1996 issue of the Equine Disease Quarterly, Salmonella isolates from equine cases over a six-year period at the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) were discussed. From June 1994 to June 1996, 3,340 equine... Read More


VS Update 12/19/97

December 19, 1997

The good news continues for the second week of December concerning vesicular stomatitis. The USDA expects that by mid-January the last premises on which VS appeared will be released from quarantine. For a complete map of states with positive cases... Read More


VS Update 11/21/97

November 21, 1997

As of November 14, 1997, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico still have positive cases of vesicular stomatitis. Utah has four counties with positive cases, Colorado has ten, New Mexico has four, and Arizona has one. For a complete listing of... Read More


Common Complaints: Diseases Horses and Humans Share

October 01, 1997

The titles of numerous news stories in Florida papers during a few weeks in October shared some common words--Eastern equine encephalomyelitis. The disease has been responsible for several human deaths recently in Florida, and while in Orlando... Read More


AHC Convention 1997

August 01, 1997

Welfare. Regulation. Legislation. Disease prevention. These are the issues facing horse owners at all levels, and these are the issues that the American Horse Council tackled at its annual convention. These items not only affect horse owners on... Read More