West Nile Virus (WNV)

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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

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Horse Vaccination Basics

April 04, 2011

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

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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

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Vaccinating Broodmares

March 08, 2011

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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WNV: Gene Might Figure in Horses' Ability to Fight Virus

June 02, 2010

Mutations in the gene called OAS1 contribute to a horse's ability to fight West Nile Virus (WNV), reported a group of researchers led by David Adelson, PhD, Professor and Chair of Bioinformatics and Computational Genetics from the Universit... 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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PreveNile West Nile Virus Vaccine Recalled

May 04, 2010

In a letter to veterinarians dated April 28, Brett Whitehead, Director, Equine and Ag Retail Business, of Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health, encouraged practitioners to return all PreveNile vaccine. The recall was initiated after an increa... Read More

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Regional Threat for West Nile Virus in 2009

April 27, 2010

More than 530 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Was West Nile virus a threat in your area last year? If so, where do you live?"... Read More

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Virginia Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate for WNV, EEE

April 26, 2010

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges all horse owners to ask their veterinarians for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) vaccination recommendations for their animals. An increased number ... Read More

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Human WNV Infection Reported Following Equine Necropsy

March 18, 2010

A veterinary student was diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV) in May 2009 after performing a necropsy on a 4-month-old Welsh pony from Gauteng, South Africa.

Six days after performing the necropsy, the student developed fever, malais... Read More

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Neurologic Diseases

March 08, 2010

Diagnosis and treatment recommendations for neurologic diseases, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Different West Nile Virus Genetic Lineage Evolving?

February 08, 2010

It's a variant of Murphy's Law: Anytime you think you have a handle on something, the unexpected happens and you're off balance again. The equine health world might be in this boat now concerning West Nile virus infection in horses.... Read More

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Single-Dose WNV Booster Effective for Pregnant Mares (AAEP 2009)

February 01, 2010

When we only had one vaccine for West Nile virus (WNV) in horses, vaccination was quite simple. Then when different types of vaccines came along, the waters got a little muddier, especially for pregnant mares in which breeders feared risking no... Read More