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.

Join and... Read More


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


South Dakota Horse Owners Reminded to Vaccinate Against WNV

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


New Equine Rabies Vaccine Introduced

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


Make Vaccination Part of Horse Show Season Preparation

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


Equine Flu Vaccine Adds Protection from Additional Strain

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


Sleep Over Safely

May 01, 2008

Tips for before, during, and after your trip to help your horses be safe, comfortable, and healthy.

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


Umbilical Issues

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


Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

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


Vaccination, Early Recognition Key with Potomac Horse Fever

April 17, 2008

The name is deceiving, but Potomac horse fever (PHF) is not just a concern for horses near the Potomac River. Cases have been found across most of the United States.1 Knowing the key signs of PHF and watching carefully for them can... Read More