Vermont Horse Dies From West Nile Virus

A horse in Windham County, Vt., has died from West Nile Virus (WNV), say state agricultural officials. The virus is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. The infected horse had not been vaccinated against the virus. Horses infected with West Nile may have a fever, and show signs of weakness and impaired vision. They […]

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Zoetis Introduces Complete Core Equine Disease Vaccine

Zoetis has introduced the Core EQ Innovator™, the first and only equine vaccine to contain all five core equine disease antigens (West Nile, Eastern and Western Equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus and rabies) in one vaccine. As defined by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association, these diseases are designated as core because […]

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Updated AAEP Biosecurity Guidelines Now Available

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published updated biosecurity guidelines to help minimize the occurrence and mitigate the spread of potential disease outbreaks. The downloadable PDF file incorporates comprehensive information and step-by-step protocols in three distinct areas: identification of key personnel, important contacts and reference materials; routine biosecurity protocol; and outbreak response. The […]

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New Strain Of Horse-Specific MRSA Identified In French Study

A new horse-specific strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been prevalently found in France, according to researchers. MRSA is a bacterial infection that can affect various parts of the body and can be difficult to treat because of its natural resistance to many commonly used antibiotics. Researchers took 130 samples of MRSA collected between […]

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Biosecurity Basics: Disinfecting A Stall

Biosecurity is at the forefront of many horse owner’s minds as Equine Infectious Anemia and West Nile Virus cases continue to rise. One of the easiest ways to help prevent the spread of disease is to practice proper biosecurity measures in the barn, which would include sanitizing the stall in which any ill horse has […]

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Buzz Off: Not All Fly Sprays Created Equal

The increasingly warmer weather around the country has brought out myriad flying nuisances: horse flies, house flies, deer flies, mosquitoes, gnats and stable flies, just to name a few. Besides irritation, flies can cause problems for horses, including hoof damage or lost shoes from stomping. Additionally, these winged wonders can carry a plethora of diseases, including […]

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Passage Of Congressional Act Could Reduce Veterinary Shortages Nationwide

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough in Alaska is home to the largest concentration of beef cattle in the state. With the beef production industry on the rise in the area and two feedlot operations in development with an anticipated capacity at 10,000 cattle, one would think that the veterinarian population in the area would also be on […]

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Equine Virus Outbreaks: Stay In The Know

Whether showing, racing or breeding, horses who travel to different locations are naturally at a higher risk for contracting a virus, as they can come in contact not only with infected horses, but also surfaces and people those horses have recently been in contact with. While vaccinations should be a staple of any equine health […]

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Buzz Off! How To Reduce Flies On The Farm

Flies seem to be the bane of many horse owner’s existence. Not only are they annoying, they can carry diseases that can be harmful to a horse’s health. Stable Management offers some suggestions on how to control flies on the farm to make both human and horse lives more comfortable. Flies live in and reproduce […]

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