Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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California Non-Neurologic EHV-1: Surveillance Continues

March 19, 2012

The CDFA recommends owners of potentially exposed horses continue monitoring animals for signs of disease.... Read More

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California Confirms Two Cases of Non-Neurologic EHV-1

March 16, 2012

Published reports indicate that both horses recently attended the HITS Desert Horse Show in Thermal, Calif.... Read More

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CDFA Releases 'Biosecurity for Equine Events' Toolkit

March 12, 2012

The toolkit provides equine event organizers with equine biosecurity and infectious disease information.... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Hits Swaziland

March 08, 2012

Three horses from Swaziland are dead after contracting African horse sickness, according to an OIE report.... Read More

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Study: Zebra Stripes Deter Horseflies

February 22, 2012

According to a recent study, a coat pattern with numerous narrow stripes deteres horseflies from landing. ... Read More

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Effectiveness of On-Farm Biosecurity Measures Studied

February 20, 2012

The Australian equine influenza outbreak provided a unique opportunity to evaluate some biosecurity measures.... Read More

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Calif., N.C. EHV-1 Quarantines Lifted

February 15, 2012

State animal health officials quaratined three premises in early to mid-January after confirming EHV-1.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Going Green: Are Equine Diets Environmentally Friendly?

February 14, 2012

Researchers recently determined which forage-based diet is healthiest for both the horse and the environment.... Read More

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Managing Bacterial Pneumonia in Adult Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 07, 2012

Without proper post-treatment management and some husbandry adjustments pneumonia can recur.... Read More

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Biosecurity e-Session Date Announced by Equine Guelph

February 01, 2012

A two-week Equine Biosecurity e-Session will be available April 16 - 29 for $75 (plus HST) per person.... Read More

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Innovations in Manure Management

February 01, 2012

Turn your mismanaged manure pile into an asset with these new technologies. ... Read More

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California EHV-1: One New Case Confirmed

January 26, 2012

The new Orange County case brings the California total to 16 positive horses. ... Read More

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California EHV-1: One New Premises, Five New Cases Confirmed

January 25, 2012

The CDFA does not believe the two situations are related and is investigating both outbreaks.... Read More

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California EHV-1: Euthanized Horse Necropsy Complete

January 24, 2012

Necropsy results indicate that it is highly unlikely one horse's recumbency was due to the EHV-1 infection.... Read More

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EHV-1: What We Know and What We Learned (AAEP 2011)

January 20, 2012

The multistate outbreak in 2011 illustrated the need for infectious disease control in the equine community.... Read More

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EHV-1 California Outbreak Increases to 11 Confirmed Cases

January 20, 2012

Two more cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) have been confirmed today, with the two horses displaying... Read More

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California EHV-1: Case Total Rises to Nine

January 19, 2012

An additional horse was confirmed EHV-1-positive and another was euthanized in connection with the outbreak.... Read More

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University of Calgary Seeking Participation in EHV-1 Study

January 18, 2012

The goal is to identify factors associated with the outbreak in order to prevent and control outbreaks.... Read More

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Three Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in California

January 18, 2012

Only one of the eight horses has displayed neurologic signs consistent with EHV-1 thus far.... Read More

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California EHV-1 Case Total Rises to Five

January 16, 2012

All affected horses are quarantined on their home property and are receiving veterinary care.... Read More

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Biosecurity Can Help Prevent Spread of EHV-1 Infections

January 14, 2012

It's never too late to implement biosecurity protocol to help protect horses from potentially fatal diseases.... Read More

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California Confirms Three Cases of Neurologic EHV-1

January 13, 2012

The horses are currently quarantined on their home premises and are receiving veterinary treatment. ... Read More

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NC State Lifts Self-Imposed Restrictions Connected to EHV-1

January 12, 2012

The admission and discharge restrictions were put in place after an EHV-1-positive mare was hospitalized.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report Third Quarter 2011

January 10, 2012

Contagious equine metritis, dourine, influenza, and strangles were among the disease reported.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in North Carolina Horse

January 06, 2012

The mare was taken to the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University upon becoming ill.... Read More