Potomac Horse Fever


Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

March 24, 2015

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries.... Read More


'Gumshoe Sleuthing' in Equine Veterinary Medicine

February 12, 2015

Dr. John Madigan presented the AAEP's 2014 Milne lecture on discoveries that changed equine and human health.... Read More


Infographic: Vaccinating Your Horse

December 15, 2014

Learn how vaccines can protect horses, why they're important, and which ones your horse needs in our visual guide.... Read More


Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More


Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

August 25, 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More


Potomac Horse Fever: True or False?

August 08, 2014

How much do you know about Potomac horse fever? Test your knowledge! ... Read More


Vaccines for all Ages

May 01, 2014

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More


New Real-Time PCR Assay for Diagnosing Potomac Horse Fever

October 23, 2013

The UKVDL has developed and implemented a new real-time PCR assay for diagnosing Potomac horse fever. ... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More


Understanding Equine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis

October 04, 2013

Equine monocytic ehrlichiosi (EME) has case fatality rates ranging from 5 to 30%. ... Read More


Protect Horses Against Potomac Horse Fever

September 05, 2013

PHF can have serious complications, and the fatality rate in untreated cases can be up to 30%.... Read More


Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed in Ontario

August 21, 2013

Two Ontario, Canada, horses tested positive for Potomac horse fever (PHF) in early August.... Read More


Potomac Horse Fever Cases Confirmed in Virginia

July 15, 2013

Several cases of Potomac horse fever have been confirmed in central Virginia, prompting an outbreak alert.... Read More


Factors Associated with Surviving Potomac Horse Fever (AAEP 2012)

December 26, 2012

While PHF has a serious clinical impact on affected horses, some parameters are associated with survival.... Read More


Safe and Healthy Equine Travels Start at Home

August 27, 2012

Whether traveling to an out-of-state show or a mile away to the park, good equine health care starts at home.... Read More


Indiana Horse Owners Get Early Potomac Horse Fever Warning

July 10, 2012

An Indiana horse diagnosed with Potomac horse fever in June has owners in that state on high alert.... Read More


Factors Associated with Surviving Potomac Horse Fever

July 09, 2012

Study finds PHF survival is linked to serum chloride concentration and oxytetracycline treatment.... Read More


Potomac Horse Fever: To Vaccinate or Not?

June 15, 2012

Your veterinarian will be able to help determine if your horse is at-risk of contracting PHF.... Read More

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Understanding Potomac Horse Fever

January 08, 2012

Potomac horse fever often poses a diagnostic challenge because of its varied clinical presentations.... Read More


Outbreak Alert Helps in Fighting Equine Disease

December 09, 2011

Since June 2011, the program has provided notification of more than 500 equine disease reports to subscribers.... Read More


Potomac Horse Fever Cases Seen at UKVDL

August 25, 2011

Between May and July, the UKVDL confirmed three deaths and 14 cases of Potomac horse fever in Kentucky.... 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


UK's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Changes Potomac Horse Fever Testing Requirements

November 20, 2010

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently announced a change in the type of samples required to perform a test for Neorickettsia risticii, the causative organism for Potomac horse fever.... Read More


Potomac Horse Fever Cases Reported in New York; Vets Encourage Vaccination

August 25, 2010

Officials have confirmed the number of Potomac Horse fever (PHF) cases in northern New York has been higher than usual in recent weeks, encouraging owners to vaccinate but noting that a rise in cases is relatively common this time of year.... Read More


Kentucky Horse Diagnosed with Potomac Horse Fever

August 04, 2010

Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials have concluded a horse that was recenty diagnosed as having Potomac horse fever that was diagnosed in a horse at Keeneland's training center on Rice Road was not contracted or introduced to the horse whil... Read More