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Animal Health News

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Cache Valley Fever (CVF) causes abortions, malformed fetuses, infertility, and congenital abnormalities in sheep and goats. The CVF virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and is endemic in...


Tuesday, February 22, 2022


On February 19, 2022, The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (...


Thursday, December 23, 2021


(NY) Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) was diagnosed in four cows on a small dairy farm in NY. The cows presented with fever, decreased appetite, drooling, swollen coronary bands and...


Monday, September 13, 2021

(NY) A 4-month old quarter horse foal was found down in the field with markedly distended and firm epaxial and gluteal muscles. Initial bloodwork and urinalysis revealed marked...


Thursday, July 22, 2021


(NY) An embryo-transfer calf was aborted at 236 days of gestation at a dairy farm that primarily uses embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, and artificial insemination for...


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

(NY) Two pregnant captive deer on a small farm in northern NY were found dead over the course of two weeks. They had shown signs of weight loss and hair loss prior to death. Field...


Thursday, March 25, 2021

New York (NY): Equine arbovirus cases are reported by the Cornell AHDC to regulatory agencies so that they may be captured in annual USDA-APHIS census data for the United States. This...


Monday, March 8, 2021


(NY) Three ducks were submitted for necropsy following sudden death due to exposure to polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), more commonly known as Teflon©, a synthetic chemical that is highly...


Friday, February 26, 2021


New York: A flock of 150 dairy ewes were bred in the fall of 2020. Over the course of a 6-week period in January and February of 2021, there were 20 abortions, 5 stillbirths, and 3 small...


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

(New York) Selenium deficiency in equids: EDTA whole blood and serum samples from a 12-year-old Palomino horse and EDTA whole blood from two 15-year-old miniature donkeys with...


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