Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases


Rabies Found in Georgia Horse; Six People Exposed to Virus

June 22, 2012

Six people in Georgia are receiving medical treatment after being exposed to a horse with rabies.... Read More


Additional Vesicular Stomatitis Cases Detected in New Mexico

June 21, 2012

The positive cases were found after two Otero County, N.M., horses tested positive for the disease in April.... Read More


More Hendra Cases Likely, AVA Warns

June 09, 2012

An unprecedented number of hendra cases were confirmed last year, and the AVA expects to see more cases soon.... Read More


Two More Queensland Horses, Dog Test Positive for Hendra

June 05, 2012

The newly equine confirmed cases reside on the same property on which a horse died of hendra last week.... Read More


Creepy Crawlies, Part 1: Mighty Mosquitoes

June 01, 2012

They might be small, but these flying fiends can spread some deadly diseases. ... Read More


Two Hendra Virus Cases Confirmed in Queensland

May 30, 2012

Queensland authorities are managing two new hendra virus cases after positive test results came in last night.... Read More


Hendra Vaccine Offers Hope for Australian Horse Owners

May 25, 2012

One scientist said the high number of hendra cases reported in 2011 emphasized the need for a vaccine.... Read More


Health Conditions in Older Foals

May 21, 2012

Understanding ailments older foals can develop and treatment options increases the patient's survival chances.... Read More


Australian Horse Owners: Prepare for 2012 Hendra Season

May 14, 2012

Horse owners to take precautions against the deadly hendra virus as the infection's prime season approaches.... Read More


Two N.M. Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis

May 02, 2012

Two horses in Otero County, N.M., tested positive for the reportable disease vesicular stomatitis on April 30.... Read More


Rabies Confirmed in Florida Horse

April 26, 2012

An infected horse can show behavioral changes such as drowsiness, depression, fear, or aggression.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2011

April 09, 2012

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

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


Hendra Virus Update

April 04, 2012

In recent years, a deadly disease--hendra virus--has been making waves in the Australian equine industry.... Read More


Gallium Nitrate and R. Equi Shedding (AAEP 2011)

April 02, 2012

Treatment of mares with oral gallium nitrate significantly reduced fecal concentrations of virulent R. equi.... Read More


Complicated Equine Skin Diseases

March 23, 2012

Complicated and emerging equine skin disorders do exist, but they are rare, according to one researcher. ... Read More

Finally, Tanner says, “It’s important for everyone to remember that horses need to be members of a herd. Horses are always happier when other horses are around. They need to see a companion, whether it’s right beside them or across the aisle.”


UK Equine Showcase Presents Young Horse Research

March 22, 2012

The UK Equine Showcase held Jan. 20 focused on young horse heath, including infectious disease and deworming.... Read More


Rabies Confirmed in Two Middle Tennessee Horses

February 29, 2012

The horses from Rutherford and Marshall counties died last month and this month, respectively.... Read More


Hendra Virus Quarantine Lifted in Queensland

February 21, 2012

Two properties that have been under quarantine for Hendra virus have been given the all clear. ... Read More


Seven Ponies Dead from R. equi Outbreak in Mayotte

February 20, 2012

Seven ponies have died at an equestrian center located on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. ... Read More


Managing Bacterial Pneumonia in Adult Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 07, 2012

Without proper post-treatment management and some husbandry adjustments pneumonia can recur.... Read More


Virginia Horse Confirmed Positive for Rabies

January 13, 2012

The horse resided in Patrick County, located near the North Carolina state line.... Read More


Horse Owner Input Sought on Hendra Survey

January 11, 2012

The Queensland, Australia, government is seeking horse owner input in a survey regarding hendra virus.... Read More


First Hendra Case of 2012 Confirmed in Queensland

January 05, 2012

The horse died on Tuesday (Jan. 3) and the positive result for the virus came back late last night (Jan. 4).... Read More


Respiratory Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

January 02, 2012

Topics covered included pleuropneumonia, equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, and lower airway inflammation... Read More


Equine Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries

December 17, 2011

Disease control in developing countries must be cost-effective, practical, and acceptable to livestock owners.... Read More