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
October 23, 2018
Salmonella Loves Hydrogen Peroxide – And Helps Your Body Make More of it
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that it sickens one in six Americans each year, with illnesses ranging from mild to fatal. Now, new research from NC State describes just how Salmonella does what it does.
October 15, 2018
Study Finds Improved Readability Needed in Veterinary Information for Public
The study advocates for increased awareness of readability in veterinary communication, especially in a time when animal owners are spending more on veterinary care, food and medications than in the past.
July 31, 2018
NC State University Veterinarian on Protecting Horses from Eastern Equine Encephalitis
State of North Carolina officials have now confirmed at least one equine death attributed to Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a viral disease that affects the nervous system in people as well as horses. Most equine cases of the disease are reported at the end of summer and early fall so the EEE season is beginning. While the disease can be deadly,