Animal Health News

Monday, November 26, 2018

A novel viral etiology for equine serum hepatitis (Theiler's Disease) has been identified as equine parvovirus-hepatitis (EqPV-H) (Divers et al, 2018).


Monday, October 15, 2018

The Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University has increasingly been isolating Salmonella Dublin (Group D) from diagnostic samples submitted from cattle premises in the Northeast. They have all shown the same antimicrobial susceptibility profile, being resistant to most antibiotics. It is unknown how and when multi-drug resistant Salmonella Dublin strains emerged in the northeastern bovine industry, or how widespread they are.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

(North America) The Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) has seen a rise in the diagnosis of equine enteric coronavirus cases since initial outbreaks were...


Monday, July 16, 2018

(NY) Marked selenium deficiency was diagnosed in a 27 year old Arabian mare. The horse was found in lateral recumbency, unable to move into sternal without assistance. She had been...


Thursday, June 28, 2018

(NY) Lead (Pb) toxicosis in a four-month-old Hereford calf was confirmed through diagnostics at the AHDC, following a rule out of rabies at the public health laboratory. The calf presented with...


Monday, June 25, 2018

(NY) Potomac Horse Fever (PHF; Neorickettsia risticii) was diagnosed in a sixteen-year-old Thoroughbred mare via PCR performed on an EDTA whole blood sample. The mare presented with a fever of...


Monday, June 4, 2018

(NC) Potomac Horse Fever was presumptively diagnosed by a positive serum titer of 6400 by indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA). The sample was collected from a clinical animal on 4/30/2018 and...


Thursday, May 31, 2018

(NY) Vitamin E/Se deficiency. Two adult dromedary camels died over the course of 3 weeks. The first one died without any prior clinical illness noted and a necropsy was not performed. The second...


Friday, May 25, 2018

(NY) Canine Influenza (CIV; H3N2) has been detected by multiple laboratories in respiratory samples from dogs in the New York City area. Most cases are in Brooklyn with at least one confirmed...


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Duck Viral Enteritis (Duck Plague) confirmed in approximately 15 dead ducks in Onondaga County, New York since 4/27/18. DVE affects waterfowl species - ducks, geese, and swans. It is not a human...


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