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First Case Of West Nile Virus In Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed that a 7-year-old Paint horse has been infected with West Nile virus (WNV). Located in Boyle County, the horse presented with mild ataxia that was more pronounced in the front limbs. The attending veterinarian reports that the horse is responding well to treatment and has a favorable […]

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West Nile Virus: Still A Real Threat To Equines

West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, was first identified in 1999 and infected nearly 1,000 horses per year until 2006, when an effective vaccine was developed. In 2011, there were only 87 cases of West Nile, but the number of reported cases has been on the rise fairly rapidly, with nearly 500 cases […]

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Equine Influenza Cases Still Rising In Britain

Equine Influenza (EI) continues to rise in Britain, with more than 200 confirmed cases so far this year. There were only two outbreaks reported in all of 2018. The Animal Health Trust’s Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Dr. Richard Newton, said the increased movement of horses to and from events and competitions is contributing […]

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More Florida Horses Positive For EEE; 18 Horses Officially Diagnosed In 2019

Six horses have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Florida, raising the total to 18 confirmed cases in the state this year. From Osceola, Holmes, Suwannee and Washington counties, five of the newly diagnosed horses were euthanized and one is recovering, reports The Horse. The six horses recently confirmed with EEE include an […]

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Bad Year For Bites: West Nile Confirmed In Additional AZ Mosquitoes

Phoenix was recently ranked as the 11th worst city for mosquitoes in 2019, with a significant increase in the mosquito population in the West Valley this year compared to 2018. Additionally, there is a significant increase in the number of mosquitoes that are carrying West Nile Virus. Thus far in 2019, there have been 68 […]

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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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Potential New Vaccine For African Horse Sickness Identified

The International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) is pleased to announce that significant steps have been taken towards the identification of a new vaccine for African Horse Sickness (AHS). Over the past three years, the IHSC has supported a number of research projects in collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). These projects have […]

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EVA Confirmed In Two Stallions In England

Equine viral arteritis (EVA) has been confirmed in two stallions in Dorset, England, Dr. Christine Middlemiss, the UK’s chief veterinary officer, reports. Restrictions on breeding have been put in place; the horses, which are not Thoroughbreds, are located in the same stable. EVA is a notable viral disease in stallions that can cause swelling of […]

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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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