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Mosquitoes: More Than Just A Nuisance

Mosquitoes are annoying, but they’re more than just a nuisance—they can carry diseases that harm the neurologic system of both horses and humans. The diseases that affect both horses and humans include: West Nile virus (WNV) Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) Western equine encephalitis (WEE) Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) West Nile Virus (WNV) does not always […]

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Spring Strategies For Equine Wellness

Most horses begin “spring training” with a visit from their veterinarian. These trips generally involve spring vaccinations, dental exams and the completion of a Coggins test and a health certificate. The vet will also give the horse a thorough once over, evaluating the horse’s general body condition and health, as well as soundness. Many horses […]

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Zoetis Donates Vaccines To ASPCA Help A Horse Home Contestants 

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has announced an exciting partnership with Zoetis US LLC to reduce the medical costs for the agencies participating in the annual Help a Horse Home: ASPCA Equine Adoption Challenge. Zoetis will donate their new vaccine CORE EQ Innovator™ for every equine adopted during the two-month […]

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Chickens Aid Researchers In Determining Origin Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Researchers say that chickens in Florida have helped them identify a rare, mosquito-borne disease and how it spreads northward. It was determined that Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE) originates in the Florida panhandle and has spread as far North as Nova Scotia, Canada. Because of Florida’s mild climate, the disease, which affects horses and humans, […]

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Three Horses With Equine Influenza At World Equestrian Center In Ohio

The World Equestrian Center management has been made aware by horse show veterinarian Dr. Holly Helbig that three horses at the facility have tested positive for the Equine Influenza Virus. After a full respiratory panel, all three horses have tested NEGATIVE for Streptococcus equi (Strangles) and NEGATIVE for EHV-1 and EHV-4 (Equine Herpesvirus). When the horses in question demonstrated […]

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Second Case Of EEE In New Jersey

The second case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been reported in New Jersey. The affected horse, a 12-year-old gelding that lived in Camden County, was unvaccinated for the disease; he was euthanized on Aug. 27. Spread by mosquitoes, horses that are vaccinated are much less likely to contract the disease. The fatality rate is […]

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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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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Diagnosed In Florida Horse

An unvaccinated horse in Marion County tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on Feb. 28 after displaying symptoms of the disease. The Florida Department of Health in the county suggests that people who board animals around the Citra area should be on heightened alert for the disease and vaccinate horses that have not been […]

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed In North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently confirmed the fifth and sixth positive cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2017. The cases were discovered in a 6-year-old pony mare in Bladen County and a 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Camden County. Both animals had no vaccination history. “EEE is a mosquito-borne disease […]

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The Heat Is On: Keeping Horses Safe As Temperatures Rise

For many horse owners, rising temperatures mean more time at the barn to ride, care for or just hang out with their horses. However, as the temperatures rise, so do the challenges of keeping horses safe. Dr. Robert Stenbom, DVM, Senior Equine Professional Services Veterinarian at Boehringer Ingelheim, offered these tips to Horse Channel to keep […]

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