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Help The AAEP Foundation Equine Disaster Relief Fund Aid Hurricane Florence Equine Victims

September 18, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the eastern Carolinas, the AAEP Foundation is accepting charitable contributions from individuals and industry organizations in support of its Equine Disaster Relief Fund.

Just as was done in 2017 during hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Foundation will work with agencies and veterinarians in the region to identify the needs ...

Equine Health Alert: Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Found In 2 More N.J. Horses

TRENTON, N.J. — A 10-year old Burlington County mare is the first reported case of West Nile Virus (WNV) and an Ocean County gelding is the fourth reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), each serious, mosquito-borne illnesses in horses, in New Jersey for 2018.

Neither horse had been vaccinated against WNV or EEE in 2018. The Burlington County horse is undergoing treatment ...

Equine Health Alert: Another Monmouth County, N.J. Horse Contracts EEE

TRENTON, N.J. — A 7-year-old horse in Monmouth County is the third reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses, in New Jersey for 2018.

The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE in 2018 and was euthanized on Sept. 4, according to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

“This is another sad and unfortunate ...

Equine Health Alert: Two Horses Diagnosed With West Nile In NY

RANDOLPH and PIFFARD, N.Y. — According to the Equine Disease Communications Network, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed two cases of West Nile Virus (WNV):

On Aug. 29, 2018 a 10-year old gelding from Randolph, Cattaraugus County had hind end weakness. Over the course of several days, the weakness progressed to the point where the horse could not rise ...

Equine Health Watch: Second Case Of EEE Reported In New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. — A 12-year-old Camden County gelding is the second reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)in New Jersey in 2018.

EEE is a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses.  The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE and was euthanized on Aug. 27.

“With this being our second case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis reported in the last two weeks, we are ...

Equine Health Watch: EEE Reported In Monmouth County, N.J., West Nile in N.Y.

TRENTON, N.J. — A 5-year-old mare in Monmouth County is the first reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses, in New Jersey for 2018.  The horse had been vaccinated against EEE in 2017, but not in 2018, and was euthanized on Aug. 18, according to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

“Horse owners ...

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

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. http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks

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 ...

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