Rabies

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AAEP: Vaccinate Horses to Prevent Rabies

September 22, 2009

When a horse is infected with rabies, the outcome is invariably fatal. But taking the simple step of ensuring an annual vaccination for your horse will nearly eliminate your horse’s risk of contracting this deadly disease.

In observation of... Read More

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Readers Give their Reasons for Skipping Rabies Vaccination

September 18, 2009

More than 280 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "If you do not vaccinate your horse for rabies, why do you choose not to?"... Read More

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Rabies Reported in Colorado Horse, Multiple Skunk Cases

September 16, 2009

A rabid horse in El Paso County, Colo., has been euthanized and the County Department of Health and Environment is underscoring the critical importance of vaccinating pets and livestock and avoiding wild animals.

"Rabies infection in horses... Read More

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Rabies: Vaccination Habits Revealed by Readers

September 09, 2009

More than 1,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you vaccinate your horse for rabies?"... Read More

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Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Efforts Progressing in New York, Pennsylvania

August 27, 2009

Wildlife Services, a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits beginning on or about Aug. 28 to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in portions of western and northern New... Read More

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Texas Horse Dies of Rabies, Possible Human Exposure

August 24, 2009

Public health officials in Texas are alerting anyone who may have come in contact with a certain horse at the Scurry County Rodeo, held in mid-July in Snyder, that they might have been exposed to rabies.

More than 250 contestants from... Read More

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Maryland Horse Positive for Rabies, Farm Quarantined

August 17, 2009

A horse residing in Harford County, Md., was euthanized and tested positive for rabies, resulting in a 45-day quarantine of the farm.

Around July 13, owners of the horse began to notice drastic changes in the horse's behavior and gait.... Read More

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Oral Rabies Vaccine Distributed in Arizona

July 22, 2009

Oral rabies vaccine baits are being distributed around Flagstaff, Ariz., to reduce the incidence of rabies in gray fox, said Wildlife Services, a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The distribution was... Read More

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Rabies Danger, Exposure Cost Reinforce Equine Vaccination Need

June 07, 2009

Rabies is a rhabdovirus that has been a human threat since antiquity. The virus is capable of infecting all warm-blooded animals with some variation in susceptibility. Rabies is considered 100% fatal to the infected host. However, in order for... Read More

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Kansas Horse Positive for Rabies

June 05, 2009

A horse in Kansas has tested positive for rabies, according to an article from the Clay Center Dispatch... Read More

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Neurologic Signs the First Indicator for Kansas Rabies Case

June 05, 2009

The Kansas equine recently confirmed positive for rabies first presented with lameness in the right forelimb, according to attending veterinarian David Salava, DVM, of the Salava... Read More

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Becoming 'Equitarians'

June 01, 2009

What exactly is an "equitarian," you ask? Since I'm a descendant of the dictionary family and, thus, "empowered" to make up my own definitions, I'll explain: An equitarian is one whose only reward for providing medical or humane services to needy... Read More

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Remember Rabies Vaccination Before Attending Horse Shows

June 01, 2009

Before you hit the show circuit this season, be sure to do your part to keep horses, other animals, and competitors safe by including a rabies vaccination at your pre-event health exam. Vaccinations can do more than just help horses--they can... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: ¡Rabia!

May 19, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Kee... Read More

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Table Topic: Infectious Disease

April 14, 2009

Several topics were discussed at the infectious diseases table topic at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in San Diego, Calif. Bonnie Barr, VMD, from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, and Josie... Read More

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Rabid Horse Found in Kentucky

February 12, 2009

A horse in the Hamilton Lane/North Yarnallton Pike area of Lexington, Ky., has tested positive for rabies, according to a statement from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Department Spokesman Kevin Hall said the Thoroughbred... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 06, 2009

A look at equine vaccine options, the necessity of each, and how to plan for boosters throughout the year. ... 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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Livestock Rabies Can Take Many Forms

October 30, 2008

Most U.S. states reported a large animal rabies case from 2002 to 2006. However, there are eight states that reported more than 41 reported cases of rabies in horses, cattle or sheep: Texas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, Kansas, Nebraska,... Read More

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Understanding Equine Rabies

September 25, 2008

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Horse Diseases and Humans

September 01, 2008

What can you catch from your horse?

If you work around horses long enough, you'll be handling ones that have lameness, diarrhea, abortions, skin diseases, and even neurologic signs. Our first concern is generally for the... Read More

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Rabies Has Many Faces

September 01, 2008

Rabies. The word conjures up chilling images from old movies: a snarling dog, foaming at the mouth, attacking anything that moves. But did you know horses are very susceptible to this disease?

Skunks, foxes, bats, and raccoons are the main wil... Read More

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Beware of Rabies

September 01, 2008

There is absolutely no reason for a horse owner not to vaccinate a horse against rabies.

Numerous states already this year have reported rabies in a variety of domestic and wildlife species. Horses get rabies. Humans get... Read More

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Rabies Diagnosed in Horse at Missouri State Fair

August 23, 2008

The Missouri health department says one of the horses shown at the state fair has died from rabies.
  
The horse was noticed to be sick Aug. 17 and died two days later. It was shown in the Saddlebred Show and stabled in Barn C.... Read More

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Merial Joins World Rabies Day Alliance

August 20, 2008

For its second year, Merial will partner with international rabies experts to acknowledge World Rabies Day on September 28, 2008. A global effort that raises awareness in support of animal and human rabies prevention, World Rabies Da... Read More