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West Nile Still Threatens Horses, Vaccination Suggested

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Sacramento, CA — Mild weather previously in February set the stage for an earlier mosquito season, prompting veterinarians to issue renewed warnings about the threat that West Nile virus poses to California horses.

The state Department of Food and Agriculture says the virus killed more than 200 horses in the state last year.

But a vaccine is available for horses, and the department urges horse owners to vaccinate their animals now.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh