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Horse in Central KY Positive for Rabies

A horse in the Hamilton Lane/North Yarnallton Pike area of Lexington, Ky., has tested positive for rabies, according to a statement from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Expected Hurricane Has Horses on the Run

On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, horse owners and veterinarians in the New Orleans, La., area are fleeing ahead of Gustav, a storm the National Weather Service says is likely to become a "large, powerful hurricane as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast."

One Charles Town Barn Still in Lockdown

One barn is in lockdown and movement of horses on or off the grounds has ceased, but training continues at Charles Town Races & Slots, the West Virginia track that instituted the precautions after a horse in its stable area displayed neurologic signs considered to be consistent with equine herpesvirus-1.

Report: Vets Check Horses for Virus in Japan

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About 200 veterinarians were dispatched Aug. 15 to check 5,000 racehorses in Japan for equine influenza after 20 animals at a training center were found to be positive for the virus, published reports said.

Equine Genome Map Invaluable, Researcher Says

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The newly completed equine genome map will be an invaluable asset for those looking to breed and manage the ideal equine athlete, as well as giving researchers a whole new set of tools for investigating equine disease.

Leptospirosis Getting an Early Start this Year

Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center have reported numerous early cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that can cause a variety of equine problems, including abortion, a flu-like illness, and uveitis (moon blindness). Leptospirosis can spread from horses to humans.

Time Bandit's Fee Reduced

Graded stakes winner Time Bandit, who stands at Firal Ryder's Ryder's River Ridge Farm near Natchitoches, La., had his fee reduced

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