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Equine Respiratory Update
Newsletter Archive

Equine Respiratory Update Current and Past Issues

Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update issue 8, spring 2022

A Case Study (or two) on Strangles

Spring 2022: Two practitioners share their approach to managing an Streptococcus equi diagnosis

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update issue 14, fall 2022

Biosurveillance Program Reaches Sample Milestone

Fall 2021: Program’s 10,000th sample arrives and most recent six-month respiratory disease trends. Plus, new series on the ins and outs of vaccination protocols.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update issue 7

Discerning Differences Between EHV-1 and EHV-4

Spring 2021: Spotlight on equine herpesvirus and cumulative study data for the top infectious upper respiratory diseases in the horse.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Issue 12

Looking Back to What’s Ahead

Fall 2020: Preview the 2020-2021 winter-spring seasonal disease outlook.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Spring 2020

Influenza in a Training Barn

Spring 2020: Follow one practitioner’s infectious upper respiratory disease case journey.

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MAH Equine Respiratory Update issue 10

From Outbreak to Vaccine: A True Tale of Equine Influenza Surveillance

Fall 2019: A silver lining in an equine influenza outbreak? Thanks to real world surveillance we can learn from an outbreak by isolating and sequencing the strain causing it to potentially improve vaccine protection.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Spring 2019

Equine Respiratory Biosurveillance Program: 10 Years Later

Spring 2019: Infectious respiratory disease trends in the industry, from influenza and equine herpesvirus to strangles.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Fall 2018

Putting a Chokehold on Strangles

Fall 2018: Biosurveillance Program sheds light on Streptococcus equi subs. equi (better known as strangles), prevalence factors.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Spring 2018

How the Biosurveillance Program Delivered the Industry’s Most Current Influenza Vaccine Protection

Spring 2018: In February 2013, an outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) and equine influenza virus (EIV) impacted a large number of well-vaccinated horses. How the Florida ’13 vaccine strain story began.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Fall 2017

Getting to Know the “Other” Herpesviruses

Fall 2017: What we know about the gamma herpesviruses, equine herpesviruses types 2 and 5 (EHV-2, EHV-5). There is some evidence suggesting that EHV-2 and EHV-5 may be clinically important as respiratory and ocular pathogens in some situations.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Spring 2017

Spotlight on Equine Herpesvirus-4

Spring 2017: Study confirms equine herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4) is a predominant virus associated with upper airway infection.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Summer 2016

Focus on Diagnostics: The Important Role You Play in Monitoring Disease Trends

Summer 2016: Disease trends from January to June 2016. Respiratory Surveillance questionnaire. The importance of collecting accurate samples.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Spring 2016

Disease Trends, Case Demographics Underscore Importance of Good Biosecurity

Spring 2016: Surprising trends take shape in eighth year of the Respiratory Biosurveillance Program. Why sound biosecurity measures are more important than ever.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Fall 2015

Tracking an Uptick in Equine Influenza

Fall 2015: The most recent six months of Biosurveillance data reveal equine influenza virus (EIV) as the most common pathogen. Interesting demographic factors observed among EIV positive cases.

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Merck Animal Health Equine Respiratory Update Spring 2015

Why the Program Matters to Your Clinic

Spring 2015: The inaugural issue of the Equine Respiratory Update newsletter provides an overview of the Equine Biosurveillance Program, developed to study the prevalence and epidemiology of relevant viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens.

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