Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases


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


Triaging Acute Equine Neurologic Emergencies

March 19, 2013

One veterinarian reviewed the steps in triaging acute equine neurologic emergencies in the field.... Read More


Study Shows Hendra Vaccine Boosts Horses' Immunity

March 15, 2013

Horses exposed to a lethal dose of hendra virus six months following vaccination did not develop disease. ... Read More


Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More

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