The old saying that April showers bring May flowers has certainly been true this year, at least in many parts of the country. But those spring showers bring another flush of life as well—mosquitoes. Lots and lots of mosquitos.
That’s why the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) encourages horse owners to work with their veterinarian on vaccinating their horses against mosquito-borne illnesses such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE), Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE), and West Nile virus.
These diseases can be devastating and some even fatal to horses, and West Nile virus is important in human health as well. A health program conducted in concert with your veterinarian can protect your horses.
Click here to learn more on horse vaccinations from TAHC.
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