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First equine West Nile case of the year

 

Last updated 10/7/2020 at 11:21am

A horse residing in Jefferson County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV), marking Colorado's first confirmed equine WNV case in 2020.

Vaccines in horses have proven to be a very effective prevention tool for WNV, and horses that have been vaccinated in past years do need an annual booster. If a horse has not been vaccinated in previous years, it will need the two-shot vaccination series within a three- to four-week period.

In addition to vaccinations, as a preventative measure horse owners should also work diligently to reduce mosquito populations and their possible breeding ar...



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