November 01, 2010
Q: My filly had a snotty nose and a cough this winter, but she never really got sick--she just looked bad for two to three weeks. Last week, however, all four of her legs became swollen and we discovered a lump on her head. Not knowing what had happe... Read More
July 22, 2010
The best way to protect your horses and dogs from influenza virus is to vaccinate at-risk animals, practice good hygiene, and isolate infected animals, according to Tara C. Anderson, DVM, MPH, a PhD candidate at the University of Florida.... Read More
June 21, 2010
Equine influenza virus mutates as it travels around the world from one animal to the next, and equine influenza vaccine must be updated periodically if the virus mutates to the point that the current vaccine does not adequately protect horses.... Read More
June 01, 2010
Moving your horse into a boarding barn is a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. Just as you would in choosing a school for your kids, you want to do your research, asking all pertinent questions.... Read More
May 23, 2010
Horse owners along the border states of Mexico should make sure that their horses are vaccinated against equine influenza virus (EIV) because the virus is prevalent in that country, according to new research.
Unfortunately, germs kno... Read More
May 01, 2010
Should older horses still be vaccinated for equine influenza or other ailments?... Read More
May 01, 2010
Australian officials confirmed that the equine influenza virus infecting about 20,000 horses in the country in 2007 also infected dogs that had close contact with the sick horses.
"Dogs that were with or near equine influenza-in... Read More
May 01, 2010
Equine influenza is a highly contagious upper-respiratory infection caused by strains of influenza A.... Read More
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
March 08, 2010
Respiratory topics in horses included influenza outbreak and vaccination boosters at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 01, 2009
The process of building immunity against disease-causing pathogens for a horse begins with a... Read More
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
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
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.
Rapid... Read More
February 12, 2009
A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More
January 01, 2009
Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More
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Q. My vet said my filly had vasculitis and started her on steroids and other drugs, in conjunction with hosing and wrapping her swollen legs. If we get through this episode, can this disease recur for the rest of her life, or is it now cured?