December 28, 2007
Epidemics of equine influenza in Japan and Australia during the summer of 2007 have raised questions regarding the failure of quarantine and influenza vaccination to control the spread of disease.
Expanding and increasingly mobile equine... Read More
November 26, 2007
The outbreak of equine influenza in Australia came about from an apparent lack of concern about horses with elevated temperatures and poor record keeping, according to a groom who worked at the Eastern Creek quarantine facility. The cost of the... Read More
November 18, 2007
Three months after Australia's first-ever outbreak of equine influenza, an independent inquiry into the history and management of the outbreak is uncovering troubling flaws in the government's quarantine procedures, according to
November 14, 2007
The independent inquiry into the Australian outbreak of equine influenza is underway. Judge Ian Callinan, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, is heading up the probe.
James Gilkerson, BVSc, BSc(Vet) Hons, PhD, president of Equine... Read More
November 01, 2007
Equine veterinarians and public health officials are urging horse owners and others who come in frequent contact with horses to wash their hands and clean grooming tools after each use in order to reduce the risk of contracting an... Read More
October 16, 2007
As equine influenza (EI) continues its spread through the infected areas of New South Wales and Queensland, Australian officials have ramped up the quarantine requirements for horses imported into the country.
According to updates released... Read More
October 10, 2007
At the AAEP's Healthy Horse Workshop in Ft. Collins, Colo., on July 28, Josie Traub-Dargatz, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, shared her thoughts on control of infectious... Read More
October 08, 2007
Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium and an important cause of disease in many species. Approximately 10% of healthy horses carry S. aureus in their noses. This occurrence is termed "colonization," as the bacteria are present... Read More
September 15, 2007
Equine influenza has been contained to the equine movement-restricted areas of New South Wales and Queensland.... Read More
September 04, 2007
New Zealand has been found to be clear of equine influenza after blood tests taken from horses recently arrived from Australia proved negative, Biosecurity New Zealand (BNZ) said Tuesday.
BNZ carried out tests on all horses which had... Read More
September 04, 2007
The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries said 835 horses on 119 properties across the state were infected with equine influenza (EI) as of Sept. 3, with another 2,900 horses on 319 additional properties considered suspect of having... Read More
July 15, 2007
When an infectious disease is suspected, Scollay said to first establish a perimeter to contain infected and exposed horses, communicate the plan, and only then attempt a diagnosis.... Read More
May 08, 2007
In 1928, Alexander Fleming opened the door to treating bacterial infections when he stumbled upon the first known antibiotic in a Penicillium mold growing in a discarded experiment.
Nearly eight decades later, chemist Helen... Read More
December 26, 2006
The following edited release is from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services' Division of Animal Industry.
Equine Herpesvirus-1 Status Report--Florida
Revised December 25, 2006, at 12:30 pm
Nine... Read More
December 19, 2006
Britain's Highways Agency is today celebrating the completion of two new bridleway bridges over the M3 in Windlesham and Chobham in Surrey, after they were installed overnight on Dec. 8 and 9.
With a higher headroom clearance than the... Read More
December 15, 2006
The source of the current outbreak of neurologic illness in Wellington, Fla., has been traced back to a shipment of 15 horses imported from Europe the last week of November. The horses were housed together at a quarantine facility in New York.... Read More
December 14, 2006
The newest addition to the John Deere Traditional Series Utility Vehicle offering, the John Deere Gator TH 6x4 Diesel delivers exceptional work performance in a very stable, turf-friendly 6x4 configuration.... Read More
Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital Implements Precautionary Suspension of Elective Equine Admissions
November 08, 2006
Effective Oct. 31, elective equine admissions at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University were temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure to control risks related to equine herpesvirus-1... Read More
October 27, 2006
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine Oct. 26 on more than 1,000 horses at Monmouth Park in the wake of positive test results on at least one horse for the neuropathogenic strain of the equine herpes virus.
At least... Read More
October 22, 2006
Churchill Downs is putting the finishing touches on quarantine and isolation facilities that will house foreign participants set to compete in the 23rd... Read More
July 17, 2006
The Maryland Department of Agriculture received a $42,500 USDA grant on Friday (July 14) to conduct a feasibility study for an animal quarantine facility in proximity to Baltimore-Washington Thurgood... Read More
June 08, 2006
There are basic tools a farm, stable, or barn manager can use to reduce the incidence of equine herpesvirus.... Read More
May 15, 2006
A suspected case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has led two West Virginia racetracks to issue an embargo on any horses from a horse farm in Ohio.
According to the Wheeling (West Virginia) Intelligencer, officials at... Read More
April 01, 2006
Equine herpesvirus quarantines at two Kentucky Thoroughbred facilities have been released, ending the recent outbreak of the neurologic disease. Robert Stout, DVM, Kentucky state veterinarian, lifted the quarantine at Turfway Park in Florence on... Read More
March 11, 2006
(Edited press release)
The New York Racing Association will allow horses to ship into its racetracks--Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga--from Maryland beginning March 18, providing those horses meet certain... Read More
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