WEST NILES DISEASE
On September 20, 2021, officials at California’s Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed two cases of West Niles Virus in horses. West Niles Virus has no cure, but some horses do recover with supportive care. The virus is transmitted to horses and HUMANS through the bite of an infected mosquito. The American Association of Equine Practitioners includes West Niles Vaccine as one of the CORE DISEASES. All horses should be vaccinated against West Niles Virus at least once a year. An infected horse does not pose a threat to humans. The infected horse is not a reservoir of the disease for future mosquito bites of that infected horse. Horses infected with West Niles Virus gives the public health officials an insight into surveillance of West Nile Virus in multiple counties. GET YOUR VACCINATED FOR WEST NILES VIRUS at least once a year. BE A RESPONSIBLLE HORSE OWNER!!!