Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases

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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2012

January 11, 2013

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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


Study: Fruiting Trees a Major Equine Hendra Virus Risk

September 21, 2012

Hendra virus risk can be significantly reduced by keeping horses away from fruiting or flowering trees.... Read More


New Hendra Virus case Confirmed in North Queensland

September 10, 2012

The case was confirmed Sept. 5 on a property between Cairns and Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.... Read More


Queensland Public Invited to Take Flying Fox, Hendra Survey

September 02, 2012

Flying foxes are the type of Australian fruit bat that transmits the deadly hendra virus to horses.... Read More


Safe and Healthy Equine Travels Start at Home

August 27, 2012

Whether traveling to an out-of-state show or a mile away to the park, good equine health care starts at home.... Read More


Flying Fox Scientists Profile Equine Hendra Virus Cases

August 17, 2012

Scientists are reviewing hendra virus cases to understand why some horses become infected and others don't.... Read More


New Mexico Vesicular Stomatitis: Emergency Rule Approved

August 10, 2012

The current outbreak began in late April when two horses in Otero County tested positive for the disease.... Read More


Equine Rabies Refresher

August 09, 2012

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


Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Colorado

August 03, 2012

A Las Animas County premises is under quarantine after a horse tested positive for vesicular stomatitis.... Read More