Outbreak Alert – Various States

August 06, 2018
Equine Infectious Anemia
Lamar County, GA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture
The Georgia Department of Agriculture has confirmed Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in 3 horses in Lamar County. The positive horses were identified through surveillance for an EIA...

Outbreak Alert – Washington State

August 07, 2018 Equine Herpes Viruses Snohomish County, WA Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine Source: Washington State Veterinarian OfficeThe Washington State Veterinarian Office received a positive Equine Herpes Virus 1 Non-Neurogenic (wild type) strain in a single horse in Snohomish County. The horse is in isolation and the facility is currently under quarantine. Strict biosecurity is in place....

Why do horses loose weight during hot weather?

Several factors influence how much energy it takes to maintain normal body temperature.   Air temperature, humidity, wind velocity, solar radiation and precipitation are all factors that affect how much energy is expended to maintain normal temperature for animals that are exposed to these elements. We know that horses use more Calories to stay warm in the...