Working Equids in Ethiopia Receive Donated Vaccines

December 19, 2008

A gift of vaccines to help prevent the suffering--and even death--of thousands of working horses and donkeys has arrived in Ethiopia, arranged as a gift by a Colorado State University veterinarian. The vaccines, donated by Fort Dodge Animal... Read More


The Science Behind Vaccinating

December 11, 2008

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Free Vaccines for Some Unwanted Horses

December 09, 2008

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Dec. 8 unveiled the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a nonprofit program that will provide free equine vaccines to qualified... Read More


West Nile Virus DNA Vaccine for Horses Introduced

December 05, 2008

West Nile-Innovator DNA, a vaccine for horses to aid in the prevention of viremia caused by the potentially deadly West Nile virus, was launched by Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, Dec. 4. Developed in collaboration with... Read More


University of Florida Veterinarian Troubleshoots West Nile Virus

November 10, 2008

In 2001, University of Florida veterinarian Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, became an authority on West Nile virus by accident. That year, Long and other UF Large Animal Medicine clinicians saw some of the first Florida horses breaking with... Read More


Kentucky Confirms First EEE Case Since 1995

November 05, 2008

According to a statement from the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office, the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, today confirmed a diagnosis of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) in a Paint filly in Gallatin County.... Read More


Tetanus Death Review Finds Correlation to Age, Vaccination Status

November 02, 2008

Young horses are more susceptible to the dangers of tetanus than their older counterparts and are at a greater risk of death due to the disease, according to recent study carried out by Belgian researchers at the University of Liege.

Their... Read More


Consider Vaccinating Horses Against Botulism

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


Equine Herpesvirus Update

November 01, 2008

While there are many types of herpesviruses that affect horses, EHV-1, with its neurologic effects and its penchant for spread amongst groups of horses, is garnering the most attention in the horse industry worldwide.... Read More


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


Herpesvirus Biosecurity

October 24, 2008

Key strategies for prevention of EHV-1 include biosecurity measures, which are more reliant than vaccination.... Read More


EHV-1 Controversies

October 24, 2008

Several poorly understood aspects of equine herpesvirus-1 infection are discussed at a 2007 meeting.... Read More


Understanding Equine Rabies

September 25, 2008

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After the Hurricane: Flooding, Mosquitoes, and Equine Disease

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


Tips on Caring for Livestock After Hurricanes

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


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


Infectious Disease in Horses

August 15, 2008

Equine authorities discussed numerous infectious disease topics and studies during the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More


Wisconsin Horses Positive for EEE, WNV

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


Equine Rabies Case Confirmed in Kentucky

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


West Nile Incidence and Vaccination, 1999-2007

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


Disease Prevention

July 08, 2008

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Iowa State University Vets: Protect Horses from WNV

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


EEE: Florida Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

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


Upcoming Webinar: How to Keep Your Horse Healthy

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.

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Targeting Foal Disease (Free Online Horse Course video)

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