Rabies

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Horse Dies of Rabies in Colorado

April 17, 2010

A horse has tested positive for rabies post-mortem in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Ag.... Read More

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Readers Share Spring Vaccination Protocol

April 13, 2010

More than 850 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What is included in your spring vaccination protocol?"

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Rabies: 2008 U.S. Case Report

April 09, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published 2008 data on 6,841 confirmed animal rabies cases in 49 states and Puerto Rico. (Hawaii is rabies-free.) Of these, 93 percent were confirmed in wildlife; 7 percent in domestic species. The... Read More

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Horse with Rabies Reported in Michigan

March 16, 2010

Michigan livestock and pet owners are being urged to vaccinate their animals against rabies after a horse in Lapeer County tested positive for the disease.

"It is essential pet and livestock owners take steps to vaccinate agains... Read More

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Tufts' Vet School Wins Third Annual Merial Rabies Symposium

March 13, 2010

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has been selected as the host organization for the third annual Merial Rabies Day Symposium, based on the rabies education, vaccination, and fundraising efforts of its largest stude... Read More

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EquiRab Rabies Vaccine Effective in Study (AAEP 2009)

February 03, 2010

Rabies is one of those diseases you want to avoid at all costs--it's rapidly progressive, fatal, and can be transmitted from your horse (or any other infected animal) to you. While vaccines are available for horses, no data was published on... Read More

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Rabies Vaccinations: An Equine Care Basic

January 19, 2010

According to a recent report issued by the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office, the number of reported cases of rabies rose from 45 in 2008 to 46 in 2009. However, the number of cases has doubled in the last five years.

Although... Read More

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Rabies: Readers Share Their Choice of Vaccine

October 10, 2009

More than 650 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Does your horse receive an equine-specific or multi-species vaccine?"... Read More

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Rabies: Readers Share Firsthand Experiences

October 05, 2009

More than 870 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever had a firsthand experience with a rabid horse?"... Read More

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Free Rabies Vaccines for Some Rescue Horses

October 05, 2009

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health plans to donate 7,250 doses of EquiRab rabies vaccine to the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) in honor of World Rabies... Read More

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Readers Share Their Knowledge on Equine Rabies

October 03, 2009

More than 790 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How knowledgeable are you about equine rabies?"... Read More

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World Rabies Day Today; Equine Vaccination Key to Prevention

September 28, 2009

Today is World Rabies Day, a global cooperative effort to spread the word about rabies as a risk to human and animal health.

The World Rabies Day effort began in 2006, when a group of researchers and professionals formed a global Alliance... Read More

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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