Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases


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


New Queensland Hendra Virus Case, Human Exposure Confirmed

July 30, 2012

At least five people were exposed to the hendra-positive horse before he died on July 27.... Read More


Two Horses Euthanized on Hendra-Quarantined Property

July 27, 2012

The horses reportedly became ill and showed nervous signs before being put down at the owners' request.... Read More


New Mexico Equine Vesicular Stomatitis Case Count Rises

July 27, 2012

More than 20 vesicular stomatitis cases have now been confirmed in New Mexico horses.... Read More


Treating Pleuropneumonia-Related Abscesses with Thoracotomy

July 21, 2012

Many horses recover from pleuropneumonia with medical therapy, but some require surgery to prompt healing.... Read More


New Hendra Case Identified in Rockhampton, Qld.

July 19, 2012

A foal died after contracting hendra. Two other horses and two dogs remain on the now quarantined property.... Read More


Equine Emerging and Surging Diseases: What's on the Horizon?

July 17, 2012

Emerging and re-emerging diseases can devastate equine populations and cost the industry millions of dollars.... Read More


Hendra Quarantines Lifted in Ingham and Rockhampton, Qld.

July 14, 2012

The properties where there were confirmed cases of hendra virus in May were released from quarantine July 12.... Read More


CSU Veterinarians Recommend Rabies Vaccinations for Horses

July 08, 2012

CSU veterinarians say an inexpensive, widely available vaccine can help protect horses from rabies.... Read More


New Hendra Virus Case Confirmed in Mackay, Qld.

June 28, 2012

The positive test results were returned June 27 after the horse became "gravely ill" on June 26.... Read More


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