Vaccinations

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UC Davis Equine Preventive Care Program Provides Exams, Vaccines, and More

November 03, 2010

The veterinarians of the UC Davis' William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital want to help clients protect their horses from health risks, despite the economy, so they've developed a a discounted "package" of preventive care services.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exam for Horses

November 01, 2010

Fall is a great time of year to have your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse, including but not limited to a physical exam, an oral exam, vaccinations, and/or a lameness exam.... Read More

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Shedding Light on Strangles in Horses

October 01, 2010

Strangles is caused by a bacterium that gains access to the body through the nose or throat. Some affected horses suffer breathing obstruction due to enlarged lymph nodes that narrow the air passages--hence, the name strangles.... Read More

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WNV: Second Kentucky Horse Confirmed, Euthanized

September 10, 2010

This week veterinarians confirmed Kentucky's equine West Nile virus (WNV) case of 2010. The 6-year-old Morgan stallion, located in Shelby County just southeast of Louisville, was found down and unable to rise and was later euthanized.... Read More

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Vaccinating Horses With EPM

August 24, 2010

What is your opinion on giving half-doses of routine vaccinations to horses with EPM (equine protozoal myeloen... Read More

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Michigan Sees Rise in EEE Cases

August 20, 2010

The number of equine victims of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Michigan continues to rise as laboratory tests come back confirming each horse's cause of death. As of Aug.19 there were 74 reports of the mosquito-borne disease... Read More

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EEE Vaccination Timing Critical for Protection

August 20, 2010

Vaccinating at the proper time of the year against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is critical to protecting horses from the sometimes-fatal mosquito-borne disease, according to Judy Marteniuk, DVM, MS, associate professor in Equine Medicine ... Read More

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Rabies Vaccination in Pregnant Mares

August 17, 2010

Q: Can you address off-label use of the rabies vaccine in late-term broodmares? My therio vet won't give it because it's off-label usage. So I arrange for another vet in her practice to vaccinate my late-term mares. I can't imagine my foals not... Read More

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WNV and EEE: Massachusetts Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

August 09, 2010

Massachusetts state officials have urged horse owners to vaccinate their horses against West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) after a second horse was euthanized last week. This was the first case of EEE in Worchester County si... Read More

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Michigan Horses Found Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

July 30, 2010

The Michigan departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture (MDA) received confirmation on July 26 from the Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) that a three month old Percheron fill... Read More

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Update on Equine and Canine Influenza

July 22, 2010

The best way to protect your horses and dogs from influenza virus is to vaccinate at-risk animals, practice good hygiene, and isolate infected animals, according to Tara C. Anderson, DVM, MPH, a PhD candidate at the University of Florida.... Read More

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Vaccinating for West Nile Virus at High Altitudes

July 18, 2010

I live at almost 8,000 ft in the mountains of Colorado. As far as I know, we have yet to have a case of West N... Read More

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Rabies: Louisiana Horse Owners Cautioned

July 15, 2010

Louisiana horse owners are being urged to get their animals vaccinated for rabies by the Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter extension veterinarian. A horse in Jefferson Davis Parish ... Read More

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EEE: Two Horses Confirmed in Georgia

July 09, 2010

Just one week after the Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner announced a spike in Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases, the Georgia Division of Public Health has confirmed two positive cases of EEE in horses found in Brooks Count... Read More

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Rabies: Louisiana Mare Euthanized

July 02, 2010

Louisiana officials have confirmed that a horse was euthanized after coming into the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medice in Baton Rouge with clinical signs of rabies on June 28. The 6-year-old Thoroughbred mare was exhibiting... Read More

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EEE: Florida Horse Owners Cautioned about Spike in Cases

June 30, 2010

Florida horse owners are being urged by Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson to get their animals vaccinated following an upsurge in the number of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases.

According t... Read More

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Wildfire Leads to Arizona Animal Shelter Emergency Grant

June 23, 2010

As the wildfire near Flagstaff, Ariz., continued to grow and the Second Chance Center for Animals was forced to evacuate with 180 animals and set up a temporary outdoor shelter beyond the fires' range at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaf... Read More

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Equine Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Older Horses

June 13, 2010

We've all heard the statistics about an aging America. The elderly represent the fastest growing-proportion of the U.S. population. In recent years horses have experienced a similar population shift. A large portion of the equine population (a... Read More

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Boarding Barn Health

June 01, 2010

Moving your horse into a boarding barn is a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. Just as you would in choosing a school for your kids, you want to do your research, asking all pertinent questions.... Read More

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Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More

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Toxin Topic: Adverse Drug Effects

May 28, 2010

Therapeutic drugs such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and pain relief medications, anesthetics, and antiparasitic drugs can dramatically improve the health and well-being of horses. Without these drugs, many horses would die or suffer seriou... Read More

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Germs Know No Boundaries: Vaccinate for Equine Influenza in Border States

May 23, 2010

Horse owners along the border states of Mexico should make sure that their horses are vaccinated against equine influenza virus (EIV) because the virus is prevalent in that country, according to new research.

Unfortunately, germs kno... Read More

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$600,000 Pledged to Equine Hendra Virus Vaccine Research

May 23, 2010

The state government of Queensland, Australia, along with the Australian federal government, has pledged $600,000 of funding towards research on a Hendra virus vaccine for horses, according to the Read More

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Evacuated Tennessee Horses Head Home

May 05, 2010

Tennessee horse owners took advantage of fair weather May 5 to bring their horses home from their temporary shelter at the Williamson County Agriculture Center in Franklin.

Owners brought between 200 and 300 horses to the center this... Read More