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