Not all diseases have cut-and-dried diagnoses. In this article, veterinarians walk us through actual cases of three tough-to-diagnose diseases: botulism, EPM, and Potomac horse fever.
The attending veterinarian of the Rockingham County horse says PHF is uncommon in the area.
The state’s first two cases of 2019 occurred in Essex and Norfolk counties.
PHF is a serious disease in horses and expensive to treat, say veterinarians. Find out your options.
When a horse spikes a fever without the nasal discharge and other respiratory signs you’d expect to see with an infectious disease, the potential causes could be vast. In some parts of the country, a tick-borne disease could be a culprit.
Reported diseases included African horse sickness, atypical myopathy, contagious equine metritis, salmonellosis, and more.
Commonly called Potomac horse fever (PHF), equine neorickettsiosis can result in fever, colic of variable severity, diarrhea, abortion, and other clinical signs.
Officials reported diseases including African horse sickness, equine influenze, strangles, EHV-1, EIA, and more.
Confirmed diseases include equine influenza, equine herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, rabies, and more.
A pony from Frederick County, Maryland, died July 30 after contracting Potomac horse fever.
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