Influenza

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Controlling Equine Influenza

April 14, 2010

A recent study confirmed that steps taken to manage an equine influenza outbreak in Japan were effective, working quickly to control the outbreak. On Aug. 15, 2007, 19 racehorses stabled at four race tracks came down with fever. Within a month,... Read More

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Respiratory Conditions

March 08, 2010

Respiratory topics in horses included influenza outbreak and vaccination boosters at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Vaccine Protocols: Boosters are Best

February 17, 2010

A 300-horse study sought to find the vaccination protocol that best prevents flu in horses--intranasal (IN) or intramuscular (IM), given as a single dose or two doses given 30 days apart (boosted). Researchers also looked at boosting an initial ... Read More

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Accelerated Vaccination Combats Horse Influenza Outbreaks

February 09, 2010

Equine influenza (the "flu") used to be considered a mere annoyance by many, but major outbreaks such as H1N1/swine flu in humans and the Australian equine influenza outbreak of 2007 have changed our thinking. These days, when a flu o... Read More

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Equine Influenza PCR Assay Available in Kentucky

January 22, 2010

The Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) at the University of Kentucky now offers a molecular diagnostic assay to detect the H3N8 equine influenza virus (also known as type 2 equine influenza virus) in clinical specimens. Currently only t... Read More

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Equine Flu Transmission Examined in Report

January 08, 2010

Public health authorities are looking into how equine influenza spread among 5,000 horses during an outbreak in Australia in 2007. Although the team identified a few possible methods for spreading the virus, including spread by birds and other ... Read More

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Secondhand Tack and Disease

September 01, 2009

Don't bring a disease home to your horses when buying used tack or even sharing equipment with your friends. ... Read More

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Europe Closing The Gap with New Vaccine Technology

August 10, 2009

A novel equine influenza vaccine using a specialized second generation ISCOM-Matrix adjuvant has resulted in a product that is not only safe and effective, but also capable of closing the so-called "immunity gap," reported researchers from... Read More

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Australian Equine Vets Honored for Equine Influenza Efforts

July 26, 2009

Equine Veterinarians Australia, which representes more than 1,000 equine practitioners in that country, honored the Chief Veterinarians for New South Wales and Queensland for their efforts in eradicating equine infuenza from their states... Read More

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Australia Quarantine Respiratory Disease Not Horse Flu, Vet Says

July 17, 2009

A number of imported horses at Australia's Eastern Creek Quarantine Station are showing signs of equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4), reported Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer, Andy Carroll, BVSc (hons), MSc, Phd, Cert QA Aud.

EHV-4, a... Read More

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Sarcoids, Pain Management Among WCVM Horse Research Studies

July 08, 2009

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) has allocated a total of $69,000 to five new equine health research projects--all of which cover topics of vital importance for researchers and for horse owners.... Read More

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Building Immunity

May 01, 2009

The foal’s immune system is almost a blank slate at birth; researchers are figuring out how to best protect horses as they grow.

The process of building immunity against disease-causing pathogens for a horse begins with a... Read More

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Researcher Says Swine Flu in Horses 'Unlikely'

April 28, 2009

Can horses get swine flu?

Probably not, said Tom Chambers, PhD, who heads the OIE Reference Laboratory for Equine Influenza at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington.

Influenza viruses have an amazing... Read More

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Vaccinate Against Equine Flu to Minimize Spread of Disease

April 09, 2009

Equine influenza is a common respiratory infection in horses caused by the equine influenza A type-2 virus. While influenza is not particularly harmful to affected horses (i.e., it has a very low mortality rate), it is associated with explosive... Read More

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Equine Influenza: Why Take Nasal Swabs?

April 02, 2009

Influenza is one of the most contagious diseases of horses and therefore requires a timely and accurate diagnosis to help prevent a major outbreak. This diagnosis can be achieved only by testing clinical specimens from nasal swabs.

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AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More

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Stall-side Equine Influenza Screening Test in the Works

December 08, 2008

Synbiotics Corporation of Kansas City, Mo., announced at the 54th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) that a new screening test for equine influenza virus type A is under USDA review.

The test would... Read More

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Link Between Equine Disease Outbreak and Psychological Distress Found

November 09, 2008

During the outbreak of equine influenza that occurred in Australia in 2007, mental health researchers identified extremely high levels of psychological distress in horse owners and other people involved in the equine industry.

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The Wild Horse Dilemma

October 01, 2008

Thirty-seven years ago Congress passed the Free-Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act with good intentions. When populations had tripled and it became apparent that these animals needed management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) created... Read More

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Australia's Newest Flu Scare Over

September 28, 2008

Tests on 74 horses have come back negative after a horse had a "weak positive test" for equine infuenza.... Read More

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University of Melbourne Offers Free Lecture on 2007 Equine Influenza Outbreak

September 20, 2008

The outbreak of equine influenza in August 2007 was as unexpected as it was savage. The overnight unraveling of the racing industry and scenes of distraught Pony Club members led news bulletins around the country.

The man at the centre... Read More

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Influenza In Perspective

September 01, 2008

The equine influenza (EI) epidemic in Australia is over: There have been no new cases since Dec. 25, 2007, and the country was declared provisionally free of EI on March 14, 2008. Large-scale surveys, both targeted and random, are under way to... Read More

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Industry Praised for Eradicating Equine Flu in Australia

August 25, 2008

One year after equine influenza was first reported in New South Wales, Australia, Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald said Aug. 24 that the state's horse industry is back on track.

"Exactly one year ago today our horse industries'... Read More

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New South Wales to Deactivate Equine Flu Outbreak Precautions

June 25, 2008

Precautionary measures retained in New South Wales (NSW) since the eradication of equine influenza was confirmed in February will end at midnight on June 30.

From July 1 an official Traveling Horse Statement will not be required before... Read More