Why Is West Nile Becoming So Virulent In Australia?

West Nile Virus in Australia has typically been less potent than other strains of the virus found around the world. However, a more-potent strain began circulating there in 2011. WNV infections were confirmed in 1,000 horses and 10 percent of those infected died. The original strain of West Nile in Australia was caused by¬†Culex annulirostris¬†mosquitoes […]

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Can Equine Biomarkers Determine Colic Type?

An Australian study found that four biomarkers were elevated consistently in horses with gastrointestinal disease, but it remains to be seen if these biomarkers will be able to help identify from which type of colic an equine suffers. Researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne used 30 horses […]

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