Researchers at Texas A&M University have just completed a retrospective study into the safety of administering the killed West Nile virus vaccine to pregnant broodmares, the first study on this topic in equine reproductive research.
The 5-year-old mare Quick Nip, who was euthanized Aug. 10 at Golden Gate Fields, was infected with West Nile Virus, the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory at UC Davis confirmed.
- By Jack Shinar
West Nile Virus has arrived in Southern California, Dr. Ron Jensen warned the California Horse Racing Board July 22, and could strike at one of the region's racetracks this summer as it speeds its way through the state.
Crucell N.V., a Dutch biotechnology company, and the Israel-based Kimron Veterinary Institute are anticipating the approval of their veterinary West Nile Virus (WNV) in Israel in early 2004.
Eastern equine encephalitis case reports have risen into the hundreds this year, with confirmation of equine cases in at least nine states as the virus seemingly moves northwest from hot spots in the Southeast.
The number of cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Florida has risen to 84.
The West Nile virus vaccine that is manufactured by Fort Dodge Animal Health may be causing abortions in pregnant mares and deformities in foals, according to an article that appeared Friday on the Denver Post Web site.
More information about West Nile virus (WNV), its symptoms, and its clinical outcome is available as the result of a telephone survey that was conducted in Colorado and Nebraska.
California is bracing for an onslaught of West Nile virus in horses this year. To help California horsemen prepare, the U.C. Davis Center for Equine Health (CEH) coordinated a West Nile seminar on March 9 at Santa Anita.
Scientists in Kentucky say it is too soon to tell whether West Nile virus (WNV) has been causing equine abortions. But they have found enough evidence to make them want to explore the possibility that the disease can play a role in fetal loss.
Fort Dodge Animal Health has just received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture to release the follow abstract regarding the West Nile virus vaccine. This paper will be presented at the OIE meeting "Vaccines for OIE list A and Emerging Diseases" in Ames, Iowa, on Sept. 15.
Health officials charting the spread of West Nile virus across the United States project that Texas west to the Rocky Mountains will be affected by the virus this year.
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