Horse Health & Wellness

December 13, 2018

DULUTH, Ga. — Recognizing excellence within the equine veterinary technician/assistant profession, Boehringer Ingelheim announced the 2018 Champions of the Cause Award winners. Lisa Amtower from Rhinebeck Equine Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and Ashley Cashwell from Bristol Veterinary Service in ...

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SNYDER COUNTY, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health placed a barn under quarantine after two horses tested positive for EHV-1. According to the Equine Disease Communications Center, on Dec. 7, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg, Pa.

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) has been found in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and several other states since its discovery in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Nov.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the latest progress in equine research at its “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8. Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University was the keynote speaker and talked about how the type of feed given to horses ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture has reported two confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, according to the Disease Communications Center. A 3-year-old, unvaccinated mare from Nunda, N.Y. (Livingston Co) began showing signs of hindlimb weakness on Oct. 11, which ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has confirmed four more cases of equine West Nile virus, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center. A yearling filly from Canajoharie, N.Y. (Montgomery County) started exhibiting symptoms on Sept. 23, 2018. She ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania West Nile Surveillance program tallied 70 equine cases of the virus during 2018. The state has ended monitoring for the year. There were also 72 human cases, 4,680 mosquito samples and 106 avian cases tallied. Mifflin County had the highest number of ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has three more equine cases of West Nile Virus (WNV), according to the Equine Disease Communications Center (EDCC). According to the EDCC: This brings the total to 12 cases in 2018 in New York. On Sept. 18, 2018 a ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed five more cases of West Nile Virus in 2018, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center. A 4-year gelding from Ft. Edward (Washington County) was euthanized on Sept. 6, 2018 after falling on Sept. 3. A ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 12-year-old gelding in Gloucester County is the fifth reported case in New Jersey for 2018 of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses.  The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE in 2018 and was euthanized on Sept. 13, 2018.  EEE ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council (AHC) announced the adoption of a Safe Sport Code of Practice. “The reputation and integrity of equestrian sports and all equine related programs and activities is maintained when all person’s act, and are seen to act, in a way which is of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Animal therapy helps people to relax, but how do the animals feel about it? A Rutgers University-New Brunswick study finds that horses don’t mind working as part of therapy for traumatized veterans. The small pilot study by Rutgers’ Equine Science Center, which appeared in ...

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WATCHUNG, N.J. — Watchung Stables can resume normal operations after two horses were sickened by the equine herpes virus and have since recovered. The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). A few days ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable remains closed to the public as of April 6 after one of its a horses tested positive for the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation. The virus does ...

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For anyone who owns a super senior horse (in their upper 20s and older) you might want to be conservative with your spring vaccines.  "The best advice is to ask your vet what your horse really needs," says Laurie Cerny, editor of www.equineseniors.com.  "Once my older senior horses become ...

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The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published updated biosecurity guidelines to help minimize the occurrence and mitigate the spread of potential disease outbreaks. The downloadable PDF file incorporates comprehensive information and step-by-step protocols in three ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A second horse test positive for the respiratory form of equine herpes at a Union County property already under quarantine by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has quarantined a property in Union County after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). EHM is the often deadly neurologic form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) infection. No recent movement had ...

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ELMONT, N.Y — Officials at the New York Racing Association, the New York State Veterinarian, and the New York State Gaming Commission have removed the quarantine on Barn 10 at Belmont Park, effective immediately, following the conclusion of the 21-day quarantine period. Overseen by Dr. Anthony ...

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