November 02, 2008
The recent deaths of approximately 100 horses in Florida in an apparent outbreak of equine botulism have highlighted the need for a better understanding of the causes of the dreaded disease, and how it can be prevented.
Haylage contaminated... Read More
November 01, 2008
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
October 24, 2008
Key strategies for prevention of EHV-1 include biosecurity measures, which are more reliant than vaccination.... Read More
October 24, 2008
Several poorly understood aspects of equine herpesvirus-1 infection are discussed at a 2007 meeting.... Read More
September 19, 2008
Recent flooding, including flooding from storm surge and rains due to Hurricane Ike, likely will lead to significantly increased mosquito activity in many parts of Texas.
"Flooding in many parts of the state has created optimal conditions... Read More
September 18, 2008
Immediate danger to livestock from hurricanes comes from drowning due to storm surges and accumulated rainfall. Injury can occur from flying debris or electric shock from downed power lines. But the risk of injury doesn't end when the... Read More
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
August 15, 2008
Equine authorities discussed numerous infectious disease topics and studies during the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More
August 12, 2008
A horse in Dodge County, Wisc., has died from Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease that is easily prevented by vaccination.
A yearling Quarter Horse died from EEE in Juneau July 28, one day after it showed... Read More
August 05, 2008
Kentucky Public Health officials have confirmed a case of rabies in a horse in Pulaski County. According to Michael Auslander, DVM, MSPH, state public health veterinarian with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the infected... Read More
July 27, 2008
West Nile virus (WNV), an arbovirus endemic in North America, is the causative agent of West Nile equine encephalomyelitis (WNEE) and an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of horses with signs of neurologic disease. West... Read More
July 07, 2008
The time to protect horses from West Nile virus (WNV) is now, said David Wong, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, assistant professor of equine medicine at Iowa State University's Veterinary Medical Center.
"The peak of West Nile season is Augus... Read More
July 02, 2008
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson is urging horse owners to get their animals vaccinated as the number of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases are on the rise.
As of June 30, there were four times as... Read More
June 30, 2008
Is vaccinating your horse your only means of disease prevention? While vaccination is important, you're only scratching the surface of what you can do to keep your horse healthy and prevent disease spread on your farm.
Join TheHorse.com and... Read More
May 29, 2008
Vets discuss the varied causes of foal mortality, current recommendations for preventing disease, and breaking research information on foal vaccination and immunity.... Read More
May 22, 2008
Although the number of cases of WNV in South Dakota's horses has gone down significantly in recent years, this decline can be largely attributed to the success of the vaccine, according to South Dakota State... Read More
May 16, 2008
EquiRab, a rabies vaccine designed specifically for horses, is now available from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. The new vaccine for horses offers long-lasting protection against rabies in a single, low-dose injection.
"Just as it... Read More
May 15, 2008
Competitions bring together people and horses from different corners of the country, but they also can bring disease. Ensuring horses are properly vaccinated before show season can help protect competing horses and prevent loss of performance and... Read More
May 13, 2008
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., has received approval from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for a line of equine influenza vaccines trademarked as Calvenza-03. Calvenza-03 EIV (equine influenza virus) and Calvenza-03... Read More
May 01, 2008
When traveling with horses, it's important to make sure they stay safe and healthy during their trip, and they don't bring... Read More
May 01, 2008
Q: My 11-day-old Walking Horse stud colt came down with tetanus, which was apparently contracted through his umbilical cord. His cord was leaking urine. When should a colt be vaccinated for tetanus to prevent this, and does a... Read More
April 21, 2008
Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More
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