July 31, 2019
N.C. Sees First Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Case of the Year
A 4-year-old unvaccinated mare in Cumberland County has been euthanized after contracting North Carolina’s first case of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis this year, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports. A mosquito-borne disease preventable by vaccination, EEE causes inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. It is usually fatal. People, horses and birds
July 26, 2018
N.C. Sees its Third Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of the Year
EEE is spread by mosquitoes and causes brain and spinal cord inflammation...
May 14, 2018
New Equine Cancer Therapy Successfully Treats Common Tumors
Electrochemotherapy, or ECT, enhances traditional chemotherapy injection into cancerous tumors by using short electric pulses, tremendously increasing cancer cells...
September 15, 2017
CVM Seeing High Number of Equine Fungal Eye Infections
The NC State Veterinary Hospital’s equine ophthalmology service reports treating an increased number of horses with eye infections caused by fungi. Fungal keratitis can develop after an injury to the cornea. It is common in horses, but the high frequency of cases seen during the past few weeks is unusual, said Brian Gilger, CVM professor