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West Nile Virus confirmed in Delaware horse

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The Office of the State Veterinarian today announced the Delaware’s first case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse in 2017. This is the first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in Delaware since 2015.




Equine vaccinations essential during peak mosquito season

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Late summer coincides with peak mosquito season, which brings an increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) for humans, but also for horses.
“Owners are encouraged to talk to their veterinarian about having their horses vaccinated against these viruses,” said Delaware State Veterinarian Dr. Heather Hirst.




Horse owners urged to make sure vaccinations are up to date

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

With warm weather here and mosquito season under way, Delaware horse owners are being advised to make certain their equines’ vaccinations are current to protect against the threat of two potentially fatal diseases. Unvaccinated horses suffer most severely from both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, which are spread by infected mosquitoes and can be fatal.





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