News Date: 03/22/2011
The return of West Nile virus to California this year is renewing calls for horse owners to make sure their animals are vaccinated. In 2010, nineteen horses in California were diagnosed with the disease. All of the horses were either unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated.
"Outbreaks of West Nile virus are still a risk for horses," said California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford. "Horse owners should contact their veterinarians as soon as possible to ensure vaccination status is current. If people get the necessary shots for their horses now, the animals will have optimal protection against the disease." For more information, click here.
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