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Horses From Counties With VS Banned From Entering Ohio

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has announced new veterinary inspection requirements for horses entering the state to prevent the spread of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). VS is a viral disease that can infect horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. The disease causes painful lesions that look like blisters. VS has been confirmed in Colorado, Oklahoma, […]

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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Hitting Colorado Hard As Fair Season Ramps Up

Colorado has had an “unprecedented” amount of Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) cases so far this year said Colorado state veterinarian Keith Roehr. Threat of the virus affecting even more horses as fair season ramps up in the state is a great concern. On July 24, 70 horses in Larimer County were quarantined, reported the Colorado […]

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Study: Face Flies Contribute To Spread Of Strangles

Strangles is a highly transmissible, contagious disease. Readily spread on clothes, tack, buckets and other modes of indirect transmission, the virus is caused by Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi). Good biosecurity is key to preventing the spread of disease, including isolating affected horses as well as using separate equipment and clothing when handling the […]

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Application For Texas Race Withdrawn Amid EIA Outbreak

Jose Manuel Rico has withdrawn his application for a mass gathering permit to hold a horse race in Scurry, Texas, on July 21. The location of the proposed race was just 1.5 miles from a facility that is under quarantine from an equine infectious anemia (EIA) outbreak. Earlier in July, the Texas Animal Health Commission […]

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Two Cases Of Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed In New Mexico

The USDA reported that two horses in Sandoval County, New Mexico, tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS). Housed at a boarding facility with 17 horses, seven llamas and two goats, the positive horses live in a field together and have not left the premise recently. No other animals are showing signs of VS. The facility […]

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22 Horses Positive For Piroplasmosis in Tennessee

Three Middle Tennessee counties have been quarantined because of an equine piroplasmosis outbreak. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is investigating the cases in Bedford, Williamson and Rutherford counties. The blood parasite has affected 22 horses and is typically transmitted through infected ticks, but it can also be spread through between horses through the use of […]

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Healthy Broodmares Can Shed EHV-1 Vaginally

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been in the headlines lately as outbreaks have occurred across the country. EHV-1 can cause respiratory infections as well as neurologic disease; it can also cause abortion in pregnant mares. The virus can be difficult to control; adding to the difficulty of curbing the disease, horses can shed the EHV-1 without […]

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All Equine Events Cancelled In Nevada After Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed

Dr. JJ Goicoechea, the Nevada State Veterinarian, has confirmed two additional cases of EHV-1 in Clark County, Nevada. This has resulted in two additional premises being placed under quarantine. Goicoechea has requested that all equine events in Nevada be cancelled or postponed for the upcoming week. The initial quarantine was for horses that competed at […]

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Miami Animal Import Center Partially Reopened After Quarantine

The Equine Disease Communication Center released the following disease outbreak update March 7: After completing a thorough cleaning and disinfection, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will partially reopen the Miami Animal Import Center’s (MAIC) horse quarantine facility on March 11, 2019. On January 19, 2019, the facility was closed to new arrivals, […]

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KY State Vet Office Offers Updates On Equine Disease Events

The following message was distributed to Kentucky Equine Industry Groups from the Kentucky’s Office of the State Veterinarian on February 18 to update them on various disease events occurring in other states that may impact equines in Kentucky. The message is authored by equine operations consultant E.S. “Rusty” Ford with Kentucky’s Office of the State Veterinarian. […]

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