Equine Health Alert: First Case of West Nile Reported in New York

August 9, 2018

ADDISON, N.Y. — The New York State Dept of Agriculture and Markets confirmed the state’s first 2018 West Nile Virus case, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center.

The horse, from Addison, Steuben County N.Y., a 15-year old gelding, started to show signs on Aug. 4. The owner noticed ataxia on all four limbs, generalized ...

Horses Needed For Equine Laminitis and Hindgut Microbiome Research

Equine laminitis is a devastating condition impacting the equine population for decades, but despite research and development, progress has not advanced in reaching a solution. Most recent research however has indicated that there might be a connection between the bacterial species present in the digestive tract and overall health in the horse.

In many studies regarding metabolic and laminitic ...

Equine Health Alert: Asian Tick, Coronavirus Cause Concern

Longhorned Tick May Pose a Threat to Livestock, Including Horses

The Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis has now been found in five New Jersey counties (Hunterdon, Union, Middlesex, Mercer, and Bergen) as well as Westchester County, N.Y.

The tick is known to be found on people and animals (deer, horses, and others). They pose a hazard to hunters and their dogs, as ...

Barn At Finger Lakes Race Track Quarantined After Strangles Diagnosis

FARMINGTON, N.Y. — A case of strangles has been reported in New York state according to the Equine Disease Communications  Center.

According to the site:

Racing officials and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets have quarantined Barn 19 as a precaution at the Finger Lakes Race Track along with one training stable in Ontario County, N.Y.

The ...

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