Influenza

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Flu: Victoria to Race but Virus Outbreak Far From Over

August 28, 2007

Racing Victoria has breathed fresh air into the Thoroughbred industry in Australia by going against the recommendations of its sister states in the wake of an equine influenza outbreak, but the problem is far from resolved.

The Victorian... Read More

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Equine Influenza: 415 Horses Quarantined in Australia

August 27, 2007

There now are 51 confirmed cases of equine influenza in horses at eight premises, and 18 other properties where equine influenza is suspected in New South Wales (NSW), said Department of Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald today (Aug.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Nasal Swabbing Tips

August 27, 2007

Tom Chambers, PhD, who heads The OIE Reference Laboratory for Equine Influenza at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, says there is more than one strain of equine influenza known to be in circulation in the... Read More

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Equine Flu in Sydney Police Horses

August 27, 2007

A news story on News.com.au, quoted New South Wales Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald on Aug. 28 saying six police horses in Sydney tested positive for equine influenza, and all horses at that police depot were in quarantine.... Read More

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Equine Flu: The Human Side

August 27, 2007

In a press release from the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries on Aug. 28, Minister Ian Macdonald said at least 58 horses are now infected with equine influenza on nine confirmed properties. Another 615 horses are in formal... Read More

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Australian Equine Flu: Situation "Grim"

August 26, 2007

Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald today (Sunday, Aug. 26) said in a press release the equine influenza situation in New South Wales was "grim."

"More of the full picture is being revealed today, and I regret to inform you tha... Read More

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Australia: 47 Horses Officially Have Flu

August 26, 2007

New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald late Sunday (Aug. 26) reported that 47 horses in NSW are infected with equine influenza type A. News agencies in Australia have estimated that unofficially as of Sunda... Read More

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Equine Influenza: More Australian Horses Affected

August 26, 2007

Horses at Broughton Vale near Berry, Moonbi near Tamworth, Moree, Wyong, Wilberforce, and Cattai have tested positive to the equine influenza virus, according to the release from the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries. The... Read More

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Flu Suspected at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney

August 26, 2007

It's Monday in Australia (Aug. 27), and horses with fevers are being monitored at Randwick Racecourse in Australia as a precaution during the current outbreak of equine influenza in Australia. RacingandSports.com.au reported the suspect horses... Read More

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Four Horses Die in El Paso Traffic Accident

August 26, 2007

In El Paso, Texas, a truck pulling a horse trailer collided with five parked cars, killing four racehorses, El Paso police said. The driver and two horses survived.

Police said they believed that a medical condition suffered by the... Read More

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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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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

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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