In A Lather? Handwashing Keeps Horses Healthy

Though the spread of colds and the flu are at the forefront of many people’s minds this time of year, the potential for the spread of disease between horses and humans should not be underestimated. While handwashing is important in preventing the spread of disease between people, it is key to preventing the spread of […]

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Some Horse Owners Opting Not to Vaccinate For Deadly Hendra Virus

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question often posed by horse owners. In Australia, a vaccination for a deadly disease called Hendra can not only protect horses from the life-threatening disease, but humans as well. In the same biosecurity classification as Ebola, the Hendra virus’s natural host is the fruit bat. It […]

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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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Saturday’s World Veterinary Day Promotes ‘One Health’ Concept

On World Veterinary Day (30 April), the World Organization For Animal Health (OIE) pays tribute to the crucial role played by veterinarians in protecting global health. This year, the event focuses on the opportunities for veterinarians to continue their training and extend their expertise in areas related to the ‘One Health’ concept. To achieve this, […]

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