West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Lameness o Ataxia o Impaired vision o...

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Zoonotic viral disease o Horses get bit by mosquitoes   mosquitoes bite humans o Horses cannot pass it to humans also known as:  near eastern equine encephalitis found in Africa, Middle East, Asia o came to the U.S. by migratory birds o more widely believed that it came in on a flight from Egypt Primary vector = mosquitoes Affected animals:  Horses, humans, poultry (no chickens or turkeys) Symptoms : o Colic o
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Unformatted text preview: Lameness o Ataxia o Impaired vision o Paralysis o Convulsions Outbreaks occur in mid-July to October 30% mortality in horses o If showing signs of paralysis = 60-80% Treatment : Control the pain and inflammation Mosquito biosecurity Vaccinations are available yearly boosters WEST NILE VIRUS Appropriate Vaccinations in Horses : EEE + WEE Rabies West Nile Virus Tetanus...
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