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Equine Infectious Disease Outbreaks: How Can They Be Controlled?

Equine influenza has been at the forefront of many horse owner’s minds as it cancelled Thoroughbred racing in England earlier in February. One of the main causes for concern over this flu outbreak was that horses that had been previously vaccinated for the virus were still becoming sick. A highly contagious disease, equine flu is […]

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The Real Threat Of Rabies In Horses: Always Fatal But Always Preventable

Annual rabies immunization is considered a core vaccine by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP); while rabies cases in livestock is fairly rare, the outcome is deadly if a horse is infected. Rabies is preventable with the administration of the vaccine, which is 100 percent effective. A horse with rabies may initially not look […]

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Vaccine For Deadly Foal Pneumonia On Horizon

Pneumonia in foals can be a life-threatening illness. Rhodococcus equi, which is the common cause of foal pneumonia, can cause additional damage to a foal’s body, including affecting organs, lymph nodes, bones, joints and the brain. Fatality for infected foals ranges from 20 to 40 percent. To date, there is no licensed vaccine. Morris Animal […]

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Equine Rabies: What One Texas Veterinarian Learned

Viral respiratory and neurologic diseases are the leading preventable causes of death in horses.1 One of the core equine diseases that has a 100% fatality rate is rabies. “My first equine rabies case happened in a suburban barn – this family had a barn behind their house,” recalled Buff Hildreth, DVM, Richland, Texas. “Their 2-year-old gelding, […]

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