Friday, August 05, 2005

Utah Horse with WNV Euthanized

While I have heard occaisional WNV foaling horror stories-- foals born deformed or stillborn in mares vaccinated with WNV-- vets I talk to all say that there is no proof and it's better to vaccinate, than loose both mare & foal to WNV. Would appreciate input/links with more info on this subject.

Horse in Utah with WNV Euthanized:

The horse, a five-year-old quarter horse gelding, had to be destroyed due to the
severity of it's symptoms.According to sources, the animal had not traveled
outside the area for the past 12 months and was not vaccinated for against the
virus. Source: http://kutv.com/topstories/local_story_217143945.html

About 1/3 of horses that contract WNV die from it. 80% of WNV cases in horses happen in August & September.


  • That's sad. That is why it is important to vaccinate horses. I hope his owner learned their lesson.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:05 PM, November 27, 2005  

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