West Nile Virus (WNV)


Reminder to Vaccinate Horses against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

September 19, 2011

Pfizer Animal Health is encouraging horse owners and veterinarians to follow the AAEP vaccination guidelines.... Read More


Kentucky Horse Tests Positive for WNV

September 02, 2011

A 6-year-old Standardbred mare from Fleming County, Kentucky, tested positive for West Nile virus Sept. 2.... Read More


West Nile Virus Confirmed in Texas Horses

August 18, 2011

The 2011 mosquito-borne disease season is in full swing as two Texas horses have tested positive for WNV.... Read More


West Nile Virus Confirmed in California, Nevada Horses

August 12, 2011

Horses in California and Nevada have tested positive for the sometimes deadly West Nile virus.... Read More


2011 Mosquito-Borne Illness Season Heating Up

August 02, 2011

Horses in two Florida counties have tested positive for EEE and a Georgia horse is WNV-positive.... Read More


Neurologist Joins the Faculty at New Bolton Center

July 28, 2011

Neurologist Amy Johnson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, was recently appointed to the faculty of New Bolton Center.... Read More


McErlean Appointed to AHC Board

July 20, 2011

The American Horse Council is pleased to announce that Christopher McErlean, president of the Thoroughbred ... Read More


Horse Owners Urged to Watch for West Nile Virus

July 09, 2011

Extensive rain, flooding, and warm temperatures have created prime conditions for mosquitoes, heightening the ... Read More


Post-Rain Tips for Horse Owners

June 23, 2011

Now is the time for horse owners to assess the lingering effects of spring's wet weather.... Read More


Horse Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate for West Nile Virus

May 17, 2011

Kentucky agriculture commissioner Richie Farmer encourages horse owners to talk to their veterinarians about ... Read More


Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy

April 19, 2011

With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you're considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian's ... Read More


Vaccinations for Horses

April 11, 2011

This four-part series on vaccines discusses how vaccines work, efficacy, approval process and storage.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2010

April 06, 2011

International reports of contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, equine influenza, strangles, equine piroplasmosis, equine arteritis virus, Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile virus, salmonella, and more.... Read More


The Changing Face of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

April 05, 2011

Mosquito-borne virus infections of horses pose a continuous and expanding threat to equine health in the United States and internationally. The majority of equine mosquito-borne diseases in the United States today are preventable by immunization; ... Read More


Horse Vaccination Basics

April 04, 2011

Learn how vaccines work, which ones your horse should have, and possible reactions.... Read More


UC Davis Offers Discounted Preventive Care Package

March 09, 2011

Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a ... Read More


Vaccinating Broodmares

March 08, 2011

Broodmares require additional vaccinations to help ensure their foals are protected from disease.... Read More


Vaccinations Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 06, 2011

New developments in vaccines and current literature on equine immunizations were the focus of discussion at the vaccination Table Topic during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The ... Read More


Infectious Neurologic Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 29, 2011

The Table Topic forum on Infectious Neurologic Diseases at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., was well-attended with 20-30 practitioners in and out during discussions. A list of ... Read More


EEE Outbreaks Taper as Temperatures Cool

November 20, 2010

Mosquito-borne illness in horses has been a hot topic this summer with several states reporting a record number of positive test results for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). ... Read More


The War On Microbes (Emerging Equine Diseases)

November 01, 2010

In the face of potentially disastrous global warming events, pathogenic microscopic organisms appear to be on a mission to impact the surviving species. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are rapidly adapting to... Read More


Readers are Knowledgeable about WNV Vaccines

September 21, 2010

More than 390 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you know which WNV or WNV-combo vaccine your horse gets?" ... Read More


Behavior Changes in West Nile Virus Survivors

September 20, 2010

I've heard some horses have been reported to have very different personalities after having West Nile. ... Read More


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


WNV Confirmed in Kentucky Horse

August 20, 2010

A horse in Taylor County, just east of Louisville, Ky., has been diagnosed and treated for West Nile virus (WNV), according to officials at the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office. The horse was presented to a veterinarian with mild atax... Read More