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West Nile virus in horses – first case of 2012

An unfortunate annual event occurred last week – for the first time in 2012, a horse in California was found to have west Nile virus. The two-year old filly from Stanislaus County wasn’t vaccinated and had to be euthanized.  Each … Continue reading

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A world free of foot-and-mouth disease within sight – from the Homeland Security News Wire

http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20120708-a-world-free-of-footandmouth-disease-within-sight The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), paving the way for the development of the others; FMD is one of the most … Continue reading

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State Vet Dr. Annette Whiteford Named Chair of National Institute of Animal Agriculture

One of the best things about the California Department of Food and Agriculture is the talented group of people who work here. We have dedicated public servants with deep expertise in their chosen fields and a passion for making our … Continue reading

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CDFA Launches Biosecurity Toolkit For Equine Events

Six different outbreaks of Equine Herpes Virus-1 among show horses in California over the past year have increased awareness of the need for stronger biosecurity measures at equine events. In response, CDFA’s Animal Health Branch developed the Biosecurity Toolkit for … Continue reading

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Equine Herpes Virus quarantines lifted in Orange and Riverside counties

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/equine_herpes_virus.html February 14, 2012: Riverside AND Orange County Facilities released from Quarantine. There are no facilities in California under quarantine for EHV-1. Recommendations for Participants at Horse Events CDFA Animal Health Officials continually monitor the Equine Herpes Virus-1 situation. Currently, … Continue reading

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