California confirms equine West Nile Virus cases
On July 31, 2012, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Animal Health Branch confirmed two additional cases of West Nile Virus (WNV); in a 3-year-old unvaccinated filly in Glenn County and a 3-year-old unvaccinated colt in San Joaquin County.
For 2012 a total of three horses have been confirmed positive for WNV. The positive horses are located in Glenn, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. One of the positive horses has been euthanized.
CDFA continually monitors and investigates equine neurologic cases for the presence of WNV in California. CDFA urges horse owners to consult their veterinarian concerning a WNV vaccination program to ensure maximum protection of their horses.
– California Department of Food and Agriculture
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