West Nile, EEE reported across the U.S.

With the approach of fall, reports of insect-borne diseases in horses have begun to pick up across the U.S.

As of September 3, 64 cases of equine West Nile Virus across 23 states have been reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). West Nile virus is spread […]

Eastern equine encephalitis cases increase in the wake of Hurricane Isaac

The aftermath of Hurricane Isaac is being felt in many ways, including burgeoning mosquito populations that spread eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), according to TheHorse.com.

The mosquitoes, which can spread EEE and other diseases such as West Nile virus, breed in stagnant water left behind by the storm. As of Tuesday, there were 43 confirmed cases […]

Mosquito woes: Protecting horses from insect-borne illnesses

Mosquitoes are not just those little annoying insects that drive us crazy at dusk. Along with their painful bites, mosquitoes also can carry viruses that can cause deadly diseases in horses. Late summer into autumn is the time of year that we start to see those diseases rear their ugly heads.

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More H3N2 influenza cases surface – Pork Network

More than 150 people in nine states have now been sickened with the H3N2v virus, commonly known as swine flu. Most […]