Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases


Hong Kong to Accept Horses Vaccinated Against Hendra

August 16, 2013

Hong Kong will accept horses vaccinated against hendra virus, according to manufacturer recommendations.... Read More


Top Foal-Related Studies of 2012-'13

August 13, 2013

Dr. Chris Sanchez reviews recent top research papers published focusing on foal health.... Read More


Equestrian NSW Announces Equine Hendra Vaccination Policy

July 30, 2013

The policy requires horses attending "hendra vaccinated events" to be fully vaccinated against the virus.... Read More


After Horse Death, Hendra Confirmed in NSW Dog

July 23, 2013

A horse residing on the same property died due to hendra virus earlier this month.... Read More


Equine Rabies Cases Reported in 2013

July 20, 2013

Vaccination can help prevent horses from contracting rabies, which is invariably fatal.... Read More


Streptococcus zooepidemicus: Only an Opportunist?

July 14, 2013

S. zooepidemicus is frequently isolated in the respiratory tract of weanling and yearling horses. ... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2013

July 11, 2013

Confirmed diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, EHV, influenza, and more.... Read More


Several Hendra Cases Confirmed in New South Wales Horses

July 10, 2013

New South Wales officials have confirmed at least three new equine hendra virus cases in the past week. ... Read More


New Hendra Case Confirmed on Queensland's Gold Coast

July 09, 2013

The newly confirmed hendra virus case is the fourth in Queensland this year. ... Read More


New Hendra Case Confirmed in Queensland's Brisbane Valley

June 26, 2013

Officials are managing a new equine hendra virus case after a positive test result was received June 24. ... Read More


NSW Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Horses against Hendra

June 23, 2013

Officials are encouraging horse owners to vaccinate their horses against the potentially deadly hendra virus.... Read More


Rabies Confirmed in Two Colorado Horses

June 14, 2013

Two Weld County horses residing on separate premises have tested positive for rabies.... Read More


Hendra Confirmed in New South Wales Horse

June 11, 2013

A horse residing in Macksville, New South Wales, Australia, died of hendra virus on June 5.... Read More


How Humans Handle the Hendra Virus Risk

June 09, 2013

One researcher described a study investigating the impact of human behavior on the spread of the hendra virus.... Read More


Equine Neurologic Disease

June 08, 2013

The accurate diagnosis of equine neurologic disease is important for several reasons.... Read More


Equine Rabies Cases During 2011

June 04, 2013

Eleven states and Puerto Rico reported 44 rabid equids in 2011.... Read More


Australian Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate against Hendra

May 28, 2013

Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Minister John McVeigh urged owners to protect horses via vaccination.... Read More


Update on Equine Australian Bat Lyssavirus Case

May 24, 2013

Officials visited the affected horse's home property and reported no animals were showing signs of illness.... Read More


Australian Bat Lyssavirus a Worry for Vets and Horse Owners

May 20, 2013

Confirmation of a horse with Australian bat lyssavirus could increase disease risk to vets and horse owners. ... Read More


Queensland Horse Euthanized after Contracting Bat Lyssavirus

May 17, 2013

This is the first case where Australian bat lyssavirus has been identified in a horse.... Read More


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


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


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2012

April 23, 2013

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


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.


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