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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Protect Foals From Pneumonia By Vaccinating Pregnant Mares

Researchers have found that pneumonia can be successfully prevented in foals by vaccinating the mares before they give birth.  Pneumonia can be deadly to foals, especially if they are between one and six months old with no immunity. By the time the foals begin exhibiting signs of illness like coughing or panting, the only available […]

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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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Six Points Horse Owners Should Discuss With Veterinarians At Vaccination Time

Does your horse receive the same vaccinations year after year? If so, it may be time to talk with the veterinarian on your team about your horse’s unique disease risk factors and other core health needs. Your horse could be missing out on much-needed disease protection. Help ensure his health by vaccinating him annually against […]

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Study Shows That Mongolia May Be A Hotbed For EIV Outbreaks

Scientists have discovered that Mongolia may be a hotbed for novel strains of the equine influenza virus (EIV). There are 3.3 million horses in Mongolia that are critical to the livelihood of Mongolian herders; horses provide transportation and food, and play a huge role in the culture of the Mongolian people. With more horses than […]

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Minimizing Exposure Key To Preventing Equine Leptospirosis

Equine leptospirosis can cause serious health issues in horses, including chronic uveitis (moon blindness) and abortion in pregnant mares. A zoonotic bacterial disease found worldwide, leptospirosis can affect any mammal. It is caused by a bacteria and horses become infected through mucous membranes or through a cut that has been exposed to infected urine, blood […]

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