Fountain Valley News - Your Hometown Community Newspaper

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...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020