Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases

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

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Three New Hendra Cases, 19 Total, Confirmed in Australia

August 18, 2011

Three new cases of hendra virus were confirmed Aug. 17 in New South Wales, bringing the national total to 19.... Read More

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

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Sixth Case of Hendra Virus Diagnosed in New South Wales

August 17, 2011

A sixth horse tested positive for hendra virus in Australia, bringing the total to 16 confirmed cases.... Read More

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

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Australian Hendra Quarantines Being Lifted

August 08, 2011

The quarantines on Australian facilities that housed hendra-positive horses are slowly being lifted.... Read More

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

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Governments Provide Additional Funding for Hendra Research

July 29, 2011

Queensland and New South Wales have both committed $3 million for hendra virus research.... Read More

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Neurologist Joins the Faculty at New Bolton Center

July 28, 2011

Neurologist Amy Johnson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, was recently appointed to the faculty of New Bolton Center.... Read More

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

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Hendra Virus Confirmed in Dog

July 27, 2011

A dog on one of the hendra virus-affected properties in southern Queensland tested positive for the disease.... Read More

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Australian Hendra Virus Case Total Continues to Rise

July 25, 2011

The total number of confirmed hendra virus cases has reached 14, according to Chris Reardon, BVSc(Hons),... Read More

Flying foxes, a type of fruit bat native to Australia, are thought to pass the deadly hendra virus to horses, however the exact mode of transmission remains unclear.

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Hendra Virus Still Causing Problems in Australia

July 19, 2011

Twelve horses in Queensland and New South Wales have tested positive for hendra virus since late June.... Read More

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Eighth Australian Horse Tests Positive for Hendra Virus

July 13, 2011

The total number of confirmed hendra cases has risen to eight after a horse died Tuesday (July 12) at a ranch ... Read More

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Hendra Virus Continues Taking Toll on Australian Horses

July 08, 2011

Australian animal health officials confirmed Thursday (July 7) that seven horses have now died or been euthani... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2011

July 07, 2011

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following ... Read More

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Hendra Virus: AVA Lauds Vigilance as Equine Death Toll Rises

July 05, 2011

Australian animal health officials have reported that six horses have died or been euthanized as a result of ... Read More

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Second Australian Horse Tests Positive for Hendra Virus

July 01, 2011

A second Australian horse has tested positive for hendra virus and was euthanized, according to a bulletin ... Read More

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Australian Horse Succumbs to Hendra Virus

June 28, 2011

Australian authorities confirmed June 28 that a Queensland horse has died after contracting hendra virus.... Read More

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Post-Rain Tips for Horse Owners

June 23, 2011

Now is the time for horse owners to assess the lingering effects of spring's wet weather.... Read More

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EHV-1 Outbreak: USDA Releases New Report

June 09, 2011

A new USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service report was released yesterday, indicating that the rate ... Read More

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Hendra Virus Vaccine Nearing Completion in Australia

May 26, 2011

A vaccine against the deadly Hendra virus, developed by a group of Australian scientists, is in the final ... Read More

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Signs of a Septic Foal

May 12, 2011

There's nothing more heart-wrenching than watching a newborn foal fight for his life.... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners Warned to Prepare for Hendra Season

May 04, 2011

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning Austalian horse owners to take precautions against the Hendra virus as the season for infections approaches. "There are still lots of gaps in our knowledge about how Hendra virus spreads, and we ... Read More

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Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy

April 19, 2011

With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you're considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian's ... Read More

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Rabies in Horses: Preventable but Still Invariably Fatal

April 15, 2011

The risk of rabies exposure for horses is higher in geographic localities where the disease is endemic in raccoons, skunks, foxes, or other terrestrial reservoirs. Rabies transmission can also occur from a rabid bat to a horse or secondarily from ... Read More

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Texas Horse Dies of Rabies, Human Exposure Possible

April 11, 2011

Authorities confirmed April 6 that a Texas horse that died April 4 was infected with rabies, according to a press release from the Texas Department of State Heath Services (DSHS). The 7-year-old Quarter Horse gelding began showing signs of illness ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2010

April 06, 2011

International reports of contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, equine influenza, strangles, equine piroplasmosis, equine arteritis virus, Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile virus, salmonella, and more.... Read More

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The Changing Face of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

April 05, 2011

Mosquito-borne virus infections of horses pose a continuous and expanding threat to equine health in the United States and internationally. The majority of equine mosquito-borne diseases in the United States today are preventable by immunization; ... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Discounted Preventive Care Package

March 09, 2011

Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a ... Read More