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The Path of West Nile Virus in Canada

August 30, 2002

Horse owners in Canada are becoming just as wary of the neurological disease West Nile virus (WNV) as their U.S. neighbors. The virus has already affected at least ten horses in the Manitoba province, and officials are recommending mosquito... Read More

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First Equine Case of West Nile Virus in Vermont

August 30, 2002

Animal health officials with the Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food & Markets have confirmed that a horse in Franklin County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), ending three years of speculation as to when and where the first... Read More

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Researchers Lay Groundwork for Future MRLS Studies

August 30, 2002

The scientific community wrapped up a two-day workshop at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center Aug. 28 with a thorough review of research into mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). They put forth some ideas on how to... Read More

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Kentucky Equine West Nile Virus Cases Total 69

August 29, 2002

Six Quarter Horses are among the 13 new confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state's equine population, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced Thursday. The total number of equine in Kentucky confirmed infected with WNV in... Read More

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EIA in Georgia: Four Test Positive, 94 Quarantined

August 26, 2002

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin announced last week that four horses in Chattooga County tested positive for Equine infectious anemia (EIA) and have been euthanized. So far, 94 other horses in the county have had to be quarantine... Read More

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First West Nile Virus Cases in New Mexico, Montana

August 23, 2002

New Mexico and Montana joined the list of states affected by West Nile virus (WNV) Thursday when they announced their first equine cases. A New Mexico ranch horse from Tucumcari, in the eastern part of the state, did not survive WNV, and was not... Read More

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Mosquito Infected with West Nile Virus Found at Churchill Downs

August 23, 2002

Officials with the Jefferson County, Ky. Health Department said that at least one mosquito infected with West Nile virus has been found at Churchill Downs.

The discovery of the mosquito came during a routine examination of a group of... Read More

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West Nile Virus Cases Down in Ocala Area

August 23, 2002

Many Marion County, Fla., horse farm owners took the advice of their veterinarians seriously and vaccinated their horses against the vector-borne West Nile virus (WNV) last autumn. Officials believe it has resulted in a decrease i... Read More

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Kentucky Reports 13 More WNV Cases

August 23, 2002

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced late Friday, Aug. 23, that 12 more Kentucky horses were confirmed today as having West Nile virus (WNV). One additional horse was confirmed on Thursday, Aug. 22. This brings the number of Kentucky... Read More

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California Joins Growing List of States to Ban EPO

August 22, 2002

Erythropoietin, a human medication designed to increase the concentration of red blood cells that is rumored to be in use on racehorses, has been added to the list of prohibited veterinary substances on racing premises by the California Horse... Read More

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Zimbabwe Horse Farms Under Attack

August 22, 2002

Horses in Zimbabwe are facing injury and slaughter due to a government land grab.

According to reports from racing officials in South Africa, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has instituted a program whereby all white farmers must... Read More

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West Nile Virus Spreads in Illinois

August 22, 2002

The number of Illinois counties reporting West Nile virus (WNV) activity grew to 82 with the Aug. 19 confirmation that a horse from Massac County has tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted virus.

In addition to the Massac... Read More

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First WNV Cases Detected in Mules and Mosquitoes in Kansas

August 22, 2002

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in two mules--one in Montgomery County and one in Sedgwick County. The virus was also found in a mosquito population collected from Barton... Read More

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Genetics and West Nile Virus

August 22, 2002

A recent study in mice completed by French researchers suggest that some individuals might be genetically predisposed to have a deadly reaction to West Nile virus (WNV).

The study was published in this week's issue of the Proceedings... Read More

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Radiographs and Selecting Racehorses

August 22, 2002

Veterinarians should select racehorses at auction, not "radiographically clean horses," Thoroughbred farm Three Chimneys' resident veterinarian Jim Morehead, DVM, told Australia's leading equine veterinarians at a yearling radiographic seminar... Read More

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Safety Tips for Animal Owners During Mosquito Spraying

August 22, 2002

As more cases of West Nile virus (WNV)-associated illness have been diagnosed in people and horses, communities have taken steps to prevent spread of the virus. Mosquito control is the most effective means of preventing spread of WNV and many... Read More

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25 Equine WNV Cases in Kentucky

August 21, 2002

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced late on Wednesday, Aug. 21, that six more horses had been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the state. None had been vaccinated. Five of the horses are alive and one was euthanized o... Read More

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Mare Rescued from Creek

August 19, 2002

A 26-year-old mare named Josie survived a harrowing creek rescue in Pennsylvania on Aug. 2 with the help of area residents, horse owners, fire department personnel, and a veterinarian, according to an article in the Tribune Review.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Moves Westward in Horses

August 19, 2002

West Nile virus (WNV) has appeared in horses as far west as Wyoming and Colorado, according to reports from state officials and the United States Department of Agriculture. Equine cases have also been found in Michigan and Oklahoma for the... Read More

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Derby Winner, Top Japanese Sire Sunday Silence Dies

August 19, 2002

The long vigil is over. After 14 weeks of battle, Sunday Silence died of heart failure Sunday, Aug. 19, brought on by infection in his leg and the debilitating effects of laminitis.

At Shadai Stallion Station in Japan's Hokkaido, where... Read More

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Four More WNV Cases Confirmed in Kentucky

August 19, 2002

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office late on Monday, Aug. 19, confirmed that four more horses in Kentucky have been confirmed as having West Nile virus (WNV). None of the horses had been vaccinated.
This brings the total of WNV cases in... Read More

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West Nile Virus Detected In Three Colorado Horses and a Crow

August 16, 2002

West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in the blood of two horses and a crow from Weld County and one horse from Pueblo County.

John Pape is an epidemiologist who specializes in animal-related diseases for the Colorado Department... Read More

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Seven More WNV Cases Confirmed In Kentucky

August 16, 2002

The Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office reported late on Friday, Aug. 16, that seven more horses in the state had been confirmed positive for West Nile virus (WNV). That brings the total number of positive horses in the state this year to 15,... Read More

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Industry Members Discuss Future of Equine ID

August 15, 2002

Equine identification was a lively topic of discussion during the National Institute of Animal Agriculture’s (NIAA) Identification and Information Expo held in Arlington Heights, Ill., the last week of July. The conference featured a... Read More

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On-the-Scene Account of Sunday Silence's Battle with Laminitis

August 15, 2002

HAYAKITA, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN (August 13) -- It's the ninth anniversary of the death of Zenya Yoshida, the founder of Shadai Farm. Rain has fallen for most of the day, growing stronger toward evening and the mood is grim at Shadai Stallion Station.... Read More