west nile virus

Protecting Horses Against West Nile Virus

Dan Equine, Livestock, This Land of Ours

Protecting Horses Against West Nile Virus. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Since 1999, more than 25,000 cases of West Nile Virus encephalitis have been reported in horses, according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Department Head for Entomology and Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Justin Talley, says West Nile Virus is spread by the …


West Nile Virus Still a Threat to Horses Despite Drought

Dan Equine, Livestock, This Land of Ours

Many parts of the nation are in drought, but that doesn’t mean the end of mosquitos. Find out what that means for your horses, in today’s This Land of Ours. While much of the western U.S. endures widespread drought, people may think mosquito season won’t be as intense. However, just because there’s no rain doesn’t mean there are no mosquitoes. …


McMillan Advises Horse Owners to Vaccinate for EEE & West Nile Virus

Dan Alabama, Equine, Industry News Release

Agriculture & Industries Commissioner John McMillan announces that a horse has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) by the department’s diagnostic laboratory in Auburn. The horse was presented for treatment at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine from the neighboring state of Georgia. In addition, Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) has reported that the sentinel chickens, used to detect …