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Glanders

A bacterial disease characterized by fever, coughing, nasal discharge and sometimes the development of nodules underneath the skin. It can cause death in days or months. Glanders is most common in horses and similar animals but can be contracted by humans. It was used in biological warfare during both world wars.
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More than 70 animals have been put down since glanders was first detected in April 2010.
The last previous case of glanders at the Tehran Zoo happened 50 years ago, Elhami said.
In 2004, an outbreak of glanders in horses was reported to the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) by the United Arab Emirates.
Everything we do before cutting a thread on tubing and during machining is aimed at eliminating any possibility of a mistake--simply because these are high-value added products for our customers," explains Glanders.
The Germans used glanders against US horses and mules during World War I.
Geoffrey Glanders remembers finding himself on a drilling barge in Louisiana in 1981 with a crew of French Canadians who weren't too impressed with the young Indiana University geology graduate.
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are investigating therapies to treat individuals that have become symptomatic after exposure to one of the bacterial bio-threat agents (anthrax, plague, tularemia, glanders or melioidosis).
Since Bahrain, post Glanders, is once more able to import and export horses freely, we have seen an influx of new blood to the island, and eight of these are currently residing at Shakhoora Riding Centre, in Sr.
THREE Gulf countries are still imposing restrictions on horses being imported from Bahrain six months after the European Union gave it the all-clear from the deadly equine disease glanders.
A ban on the movement of horses placed in Bahrain in a bid to halt the spread of the equine disease glanders and was due to be lifted at the end of the month is now put in jeopardy by underground races, said a top official.
Although eliminated in western Europe, glanders remains endemic to several Asian, African, and South American countries.
The fire had struck at a bad time for the Boston Fire Department because a debilitating horse disease, glanders, had put hundreds of horses out of commission.