Flu Outbreak In U.S. And Europe Cause For Concern

Equine flu has made headlines in both the United States and Europe recently, as it has been affecting even horses that had been vaccinated against it. Though the type of flu differs slightly between the two countries, with the amount of horses traveling internationally, experts have recommended that vaccines for both strains be given to […]

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All Aboard! Equine Behavior During Transit May Indicate Illness Upon Arrival

It’s been proven that horses traveling long distances by trailer have an increased risk of respiratory illness; many times this illness is believed to be caused or exacerbated by the horse’s inability or refusal to lower his head and clear his airway. Dr. Barbara Padalino from the University of Bari and the University of Sydney […]

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Strangles Confirmed in Los Angeles County, CA

Strangles has been confirmed at an equestrian facility in Los Angeles County, Calif. During the last week in December, two horses were cultured for Streptococcus equi via nasal swab. One horse tested positive for the disease. The facility was placed under quarantine and the horse that tested positive was placed in isolation. Strangles is a […]

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Strangles Confirmed On Two Georgia Facilities

Strangles has been reported at two facilities in Georgia by an attending veterinarian. One facility, located in Crawford County, has reported three horses confirmed with strangles and 10 horses have been exposed. The effected horses have nasal discharge, a cough and swollen legs. The second facility, located in Lowndes County, has reported one horse effected […]

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Equine Influenza: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Horse

Just like with humans, when a horse gets the flu, they just plain don’t feel well. They are lethargic, they’re uninterested in food, they have runny nasal discharge, their lymph nodes may be enlarged and they are running a fever. Equine influenza (EI) is a highly contagious viral disease that can put a horse on […]

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