equine influenza

Canadian Biosurveillance Program Launched To Promote Equine Welfare

Merck Animal Health has launched an Equine Biosurveillance Pilot Program in Canada designed to help equine clinics with diagnosis of common equine respiratory diseases. The program will also collect epidemiological information on the main respiratory pathogens across Canada. This information can then be disseminated to the equine industry to promote knowledge of the ever-evolving nature […]

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Pretty Sweet: Sugar And Gold Used To Detect Equine Flu

A dipstick test available in Britain can be modified to detect equine influenza, its manufacturer says. The company, Iceni Diagnostics, has a test that detects and distinguishes between human and avian flu; a slight modification will allow for the rapid, non-invasive test to be used on horses, said Chief Scientist Dr. David Russell. Co-founder of […]

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British Racing To Resume In ‘Risk-Managed’ Setting On Wednesday

On Monday night, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced a risk-managed return to racing will take place from Wednesday this week. Racing in Britain had been canceled for the past six days as a result of an equine influenza outbreak. After consultation with its veterinary committee, and based on the latest tests conducted by the Animal Health […]

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Running Hot: What An Elevated Equine Temperature Can Mean

A horse’s “normal” temperature should be between 99 and 101 degrees F, but there are instances where his body temperature will rise without him being ill. He may “run hotter” on warm days or after exercise, whether hew as running around in his field or asked to work by a handler. Additionally, horse’s temperature will […]

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BHA Focused On ‘Containment’: Equine Influenza Strain Identified As ‘Virulent’ Clade 1

The strain of equine influenza involved in the outbreak in the UK has been identified as the “Florida Clade 1” strain, which the British Horseracing Authority explains is endemic to North and South America and different from the “Clade 2” strain which is endemic to Europe. British horses are reported to be vaccinated against both […]

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British Racing Cancelled Until Next Wednesday; Stables On Lockdown With Equine Flu Scare

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed three cases of equine influenza, triggering the cancellation of all racing in Britain for the next several days and the shutdown of training yards across the country. According to the Racing Post, trainer Donald McCain said his stable was the source of the outbreak. More than 100 trainers have […]

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Confirmed Equine Flu In Vaccinated Horses Cause For Concern In Britain

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has cancelled racing in Britain on Thursday, February 7, because of equine influenza. The decision is supported by BHA’s industry veterinary committee; the concern stems from the presence of confirmed Equine Influenza in three horses that had been vaccinated for the disease. The horses confirmed with the disease had raced […]

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Horses On Midwest Farms Positive For Influenza D Antibodies; No Danger To Humans

  Researchers at South Dakota State University have found antibodies against two strains of influenza D in the blood of two horses from the Midwest. The strain of flu found is not a threat right now, but more studies are needed, said professor Feng Li, who works in the Department of Biology and Microbiology. The […]

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Clinical Signs and Treatment of Equine Influenza

It’s flu season and not just for people—horses, too, can get the flu, but theirs is called equine influenza. One of the most common infectious respiratory diseases of horses, this virus can cause a fever of up to 106 degrees F and higher, making a horse feel unwell and go off his feed. Horses that […]

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Equine Influenza Diagnosed At UC Davis

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s Large Animal Clinic had a diagnosed case of equine influenza on August 1 from a horse that was admitted to the hospital to have an elective procedure done. Since August 1, every horse at the clinic has been tested daily. Some of the horses that were near the […]

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