The Ohio Department of Health notified the Geauga County Health District, Monday, Sept. 10, that two horses in Geauga County tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Neither horse had been vaccinated. WNV is preventable with proper vaccination and horse owners should make sure their animal’s vaccine and boosters are up to date.
West Nile Virus is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. Horse owners should work to reduce the mosquito population and eliminate possible mosquito breeding areas.
Click here to view the letter and tips that horse owners should know.
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