Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices Forums Subscribe Archives
Today is February 27, 2017
home newssports feature opinion happenings society obits techtips

Front Page » September 3, 2002 » Local News » Just in Case
Published 5,291 days ago

Just in Case

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Dr. Glen Jensen of Emery Animal Health vaccinates a horse against the West Niles Virus. While the West Niles Virus has not been found in Utah many local horse owners have chosen to vaccinate their horses just in case. In the past couple of years the virus has been found to make some geographical leaps later in the season. The virus spreads from birds to mosquitos, not from horse to horse and their is no fear of the virus spreading during the winter months. While it has been found in other animals it is very rare. If a horse contracts the disease about 40 percent will die. Vaccinated animals require a booster shot at two to three weeks after the initial vaccine and your animal will not have coverage against the disease until two weeks after the booster. Doctor Jensen recommends all horses be vaccinated next spring.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Local News  
September 3, 2002
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Emery County Progress, 2000-2008. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Emery County Progress.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us