Influenza

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Australia Flu; Horse Movement Banned in New South Wales

August 25, 2007

Following the confirmation of equine influenza in horses stabled at Centennial Park in the centre of Sydney, the New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Agriculture has issued an order to cancel all horse events and ban all horse movements in NSW. Th... Read More

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Australia: Stiff Penalties for Moving Horses

August 25, 2007

The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries announced today (Aug. 25) that stiff penalties have been imposed on people illegally moving horses during the current quarantine due to equine influenza in New South Wales, Australia. Th... Read More

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Australian Equine Flu: Virus Spreading

August 25, 2007

It's Sunday morning, Aug. 26, in Australia, and the news isn't good.

Horse movement throughout the country has been halted; Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing has been cancelled until Tuesday, perhaps longer, except in the Northern... Read More

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Equine Influenza Threatens Start of Aussie Breeding Season

August 23, 2007

Australia's major studs have been rocked by confirmation that more than 30 of the world's leading shuttle stallions will be detained in quarantine for up to a month after the detection of a virus in one horse recently imported from Japan,... Read More

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Understanding Influenza

August 23, 2007

What is flu? "It's a hit-and-run disease," said Tom Chambers, PhD, who heads The OIE international influenza reference laboratory at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington. "When it hits, it causes big problems,... Read More

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Horse Races in Japan Cancelled due to Equine Influenza Outbreak

August 17, 2007

An outbreak of equine influenza has forced the Japan Racing Association to cancel horse races on Saturday and Sunday, local media reported.

The JRA decided to cancel the races after 29 of 163 horses checked were determined to have contracte... Read More

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Vets Checking Racehorses in Japan for Equine Influenza

August 16, 2007

About 200 veterinarians were dispatched yesterday to check 5,000 racehorses in Japan for equine influenza after 20 animals at a training center were found to be positive for the... Read More

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Influenza Canarypox Vaccine Reduces Clinical Signs and Shedding

July 20, 2007

Researchers found that clinical signs of influenza and virus shedding were significantly reduced in horses vaccinated with a recombinant canarypox-vectored influenza vaccine and experimentally exposed to influenza compared to unvaccinated horses... Read More

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Biologic and Therapeutic Options Discussed

July 11, 2007

The Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Forum at the 2006 AAEP Convention was facilitated by Craig Barnett, DVM, Intervet Senior Equine Technical Services Specialist, and co-facilitator Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Peterson & Smith... Read More

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Flu: Interspecies Transmission

July 08, 2007

In 2004 researchers identified a highly contagious canine influenza virus strain (H3N8) that was closely related to an equine flu strain. Essentially that meant the virus had jumped from horses to dogs, and the scientists said it was "a very rar... Read More

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Medicine and Disease

March 23, 2007

Equine authorities at the 2006 AAEP Convention discussed numerous medical topics, get the summary here.... Read More

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More Convention Health Reports

March 23, 2007

A summary of the Western performance horse forum from the 2006 AAEP Convention hosted in San Antonio, Texas. ... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Medicine

March 01, 2007

Uplifting Applications for UC Davis Large Animal Lift

John... Read More

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Merial Adds Recombitek Equine Influenza Virus Vaccine to its Line

December 04, 2006

On Saturday, Dec. 2, Merial announced the addition of Recombitek Equine Influenza Virus vaccine to its recombinant vaccine line--the first and only equine influenza vaccine in the United States that uses canarypox-vectored technology. Recombitek... Read More

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Influenza Cases Emerge in Paso Fino Show Horses

October 04, 2006

At least 15 cases of equine influenza were detected in the wake of the Paso Fino Horse Association's 34th Annual Grand National Championship Show, which was held Sept. 17-23 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and AgriCenter in Perry,... Read More

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Spring Fevers

March 01, 2006

Respiratory problems are frequent health issues for horses, and are often associated with microbial infections. For horse owners preparing for spring competitions or the birth of foals, a review of respiratory diseases is timely. Owners need to... Read More

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Equine Flu Virus Infects Dogs; Can Horses Be Re-Infected?

December 22, 2005

Researchers recently identified a highly contagious canine influenza virus strain that is thought to be an adaptation of an equine flu strain, which was transferred from horses to dogs in 2004. It is unclear at this time whether the strain can... Read More

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The Future of Equine Flu

November 30, 2005

The face of equine influenza is evolving, and so must our understanding of its behavior and the vaccines that protect against it. Updating flu vaccines, transmission of flu between horses and dogs, and flu mutation were featured topics in a... Read More

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Helping Horses Worldwide

November 01, 2005

As a responsible horse owner, you make management decisions that affect the current well-being of your horse and his future vitality. You order low-dust bedding for your gelding with heaves. Your veterinarian arrives for her scheduled visit and... Read More

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Equine Influenza Virus Transmitted to Canines

October 17, 2005

Scientists Unsure if Horses Could be Re-infected

Researchers recently identified a highly contagious canine influenza virus strain that is thought to be an adaptation of an equine flu strain, which was transferred from... Read More

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Influenza Vaccine Updates

October 01, 2005

According to Equine Disease Quarterly, which is published by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center and sponsored by Lloyd's, the Influenza Expert Surveillance Panel this year recommended that influenza vaccines contain the... Read More

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Influenza in Horses

July 26, 2005

Editor's Note: This is from Understanding Equine Preventive Medicine by author and veterinarian Bradford G. Bentz, VMD. The book is available from Read More

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Controlling Influenza

May 01, 2005

Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a 12-part series of articles on vaccinations for horses.

Equine influenza is a common respiratory infection. While it affects many horses, it has a low mortality rate; horses generally recover.... Read More

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Update Influenza Vaccines

May 01, 2005

Veterinarians and horse owners, as caretakers of the health and wellbeing of our animals, tend to be vigilant about ensuring the safety and efficacy of vaccines. But do we ever step back to examine if these vaccines, which include multiple antigens... Read More

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West Nile Virus and Other Hot Topics

March 04, 2005

"Our perennial topic this morning is West Nile virus (WNV)," began Rocky Bigbie, DVM, MS, director of field veterinary services with Fort Dodge Animal Health, at the 2005 Western Veterinary Conference held Feb. 20-24 in Las Vegas, Nev. He also... Read More