Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases

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Research Continuing on Equine Hendra Vaccine

May 14, 2013

Recent data showed that the vaccine offered protection to horses for a period of up to six months.... Read More

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Rabies, EIA Confirmed in Colorado Horses

April 29, 2013

A Logan County horse tested positive for rabies while a Garfield County horse tested positive for EIA. ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2012

April 23, 2013

Reported diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, influenza, equine herpesvirus, and more.... Read More

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Va. Horse Owners Urged to Consider WNV, EEE, Rabies Vaccines

April 19, 2013

Animal health officials are urging horse owners talk with vets about vaccinating against WNV, EEE, and rabies.... Read More

Researchers know the flying fox transmits the deadly hendra virus to horses, but the exact method of transmission remains unclear.

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Hendra Researchers Gain New Insight into Flying Fox Colonies

March 24, 2013

Researchers studied effects of dispersal on colonies of flying foxes, which transmit hendra virus to horses. ... Read More

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Triaging Acute Equine Neurologic Emergencies

March 19, 2013

One veterinarian reviewed the steps in triaging acute equine neurologic emergencies in the field.... Read More

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Study Shows Hendra Vaccine Boosts Horses' Immunity

March 15, 2013

Horses exposed to a lethal dose of hendra virus six months following vaccination did not develop disease. ... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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AVA: Hendra Virus in South Australia No Surprise to Vets

February 03, 2013

The organization stresses the need for horse owners across the country to have their horses vaccinated.... Read More

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Understanding the OIE's Role in Disease Prevention

February 02, 2013

The World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) standards help prevent the spread of infectious disease.... Read More

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First Equine Hendra Case of 2013 Confirmed in Queensland Horse

January 23, 2013

Officials are managing a hendra virus case near Mackay after a positive test result was received Jan. 22.... Read More

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Commentary: The Evolution of Equine Disease Quarterly

January 19, 2013

Dr. Roberta Dwyer shares thoughts on the evolution of the publication produced by UK and Lloyd's of London.... Read More

Researchers know the flying fox transmits the deadly hendra virus to horses, but the exact method of transmission remains unclear.

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Hendra Virus Found in Flying Fox in South Australia

January 18, 2013

Hendra has not been detected before in that state; horse owners are urged to take precautionary measures.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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Hendra Virus Protection Adopted by Equine Veterinarians

January 15, 2013

Protective equipment use and disease awareness likely reduced human infections during recent outbreaks.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2012

January 11, 2013

Diseases reported include contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, and more.... Read More

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Minnesota Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

January 09, 2013

A horse residing in Mower County tested positive for rabies on Jan. 4 after showing clinical signs last week.... Read More

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APHIS Releases Final Summary of 2012 Vesicular Stomatitis Cases

January 07, 2013

The final quarantines connected to the outbreak were released in late December, according to the summary.... Read More

Your veterinarian will help create a vaccination plan to keep your horse's immune system strong. What's right for your horse depends on his age, health history, and exposure to other animals, as well as your location.

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Equine Infectious Neurologic Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2012)

January 02, 2013

The discussion focused on four continuing problems: EHM, EPM, WNV, and other encephalitides.... Read More

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Hendra Vaccine Now Available in Australia's Northern Territory

November 26, 2012

The vaccine was released in high-risk Queensland and New South Wales on Nov. 1.... Read More

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CDA Issues 2012 Colorado Livestock Disease Recap

November 18, 2012

Equine herpesvirus-1, vesicular stomatitis, and West Nile virus were all confirmed in Colorado horses in 2012.... Read More

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New Hendra Case Confirmed near Ingham, Qld.

November 05, 2012

Biosecurity Queensland received the positive test results late on Nov. 4. The horse was euthanized Nov. 1.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.

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Equine Hendra Virus Vaccine Launched in Australia

November 01, 2012

The long-awaited vaccine will be available for horse owners through their veterinarians.... Read More

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Colorado Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released

October 31, 2012

The quarantines were imposed when two cases of VS were confirmed in Colorado earlier this year.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lingshuang Sun

October 27, 2012

Sun is evaluating the regulation of interferon gamma expression in foals and its role in R. equi resistance.... Read More

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Hendra Quarantine in North Queensland Released

October 18, 2012

The quarantine was put in place in early September when a horse tested positive for the virus.... Read More