Make sure your horses are up to date on their West Nile vaccinations (and WEE, EEE, Tetanus and Rabies, of course).
On 5/3/2012, West Nile virus (WNV) was reported in a bird near Sacramento, California. WNV is a potentially deadly virus that causes inflammation of the brain and threatens horses, birds and humans. While the risk of horses contracting the disease is lower than it used to be, equine WNV remains dangerous and widespread - a serious threat to the health of horse wedding selections in yellow ... s throughout the country.
Horse owners who suspect equine WNV should watch for the following clinical signs and, if they are observed, a veterinarian should be consulted. Signs include:
Lack of coordination
Limb weakness, and
Muscle and lip twitching.