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HORSE DISEASES
W.Va. horse owners advised to control mosquitoes to minimize chance of diseases

Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, May 5, 2014 2:04 AM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va.


West Virginia horse owners are being advised to protect their animals from two mosquito-borne diseases.

Mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus and equine encephalomyelitis. The insects breed in standing water.

Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick says horse owners can minimize the chance of their animals contracting these diseases by eliminating standing water sources, such as old tires and poorly draining areas.

Helmick says horse owners also should ask their veterinarians about getting their animals vaccinated.










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