West Nile Virus : protect your horses from West Nile Virus
Kerr, Susan R.
Murray, Todd A.
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West Nile Virus (WNV) is one of the most important mosquito-vectored diseases of horses in North America and worldwide (Chancy et al. 2015). There are a number of other biting insects that attack horses, but only a few species of mosquitoes are efficient vectors of this serious disease. According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), more than 25,000 cases of equine encephalitis can be attributed to WNV since it was first detected in the United States in 1999. Risk of sickness and death from WNV and other mosquito-borne equine encephalitis viruses are greatly reduced by proper vaccination and mosquito control efforts.