Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases


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


Outbreak Alert Helps in Fighting Equine Disease

December 09, 2011

Since June 2011, the program has provided notification of more than 500 equine disease reports to subscribers.... Read More


Hendra Virus: Latest Confirmed Case Brings 2011 Total to 23

October 17, 2011

Another Australia horse has tested positive for hendra virus, bringing the nation's 2011 total to 23 cases.... Read More

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


Hendra Virus: An Unprecedented Australian Outbreak

October 15, 2011

Australian health authorities are dealing with an unprecedented number and distribution of hendra cases.... Read More


Record-Breaking Hendra Season Continues in Australia

October 11, 2011

A Queensland horse was euthanized after testing positive for hendra virus; national total stands at 22 cases.... Read More


Guidelines for Managing Hendra at Horse Events Released

September 29, 2011

The guidelines were released in response to Australia's deadliest hendra virus season in history.... Read More


AAEP Emphasizes Importance of Rabies Vaccines

September 26, 2011

The AAEP strongly recommends an annual rabies vaccine as a "core" vaccination for horses.... Read More


Reminder to Vaccinate Horses against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

September 19, 2011

Pfizer Animal Health is encouraging horse owners and veterinarians to follow the AAEP vaccination guidelines.... Read More


New Research into R. equi Vaccine Completed

September 15, 2011

A vaccine for the bacteria Rhodococcus equi could be tested in the near future.... Read More


Salmonella and Colitis in Horses

September 10, 2011

Salmonellosis and colitis often occur in tandem in horses, but can be detected independently as well.... Read More


Tenth NSW Horse Tests Positive for Hendra

August 30, 2011

A tenth horse in New South Wales has tested positive for hendra virus, bringing the national total to 21.... Read More


Newly Confirmed Hendra Case Brings Australian Total to 20

August 23, 2011

A Queensland horse was confirmed positive for hendra virus today, bringing the national total to 20 cases.... Read More