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COLD LAKE VETERINARY CLINIC
West Nile Virus
Symptoms of disease caused by WNV may include the following:
* Flu-like signs (fever and depression)
Because permanent neurological problems and death can occur, early recognition and initiation of treatment is important. No specific treatment protocol exists however most cases will resolve with supportive therapy and anti-inflammatories.
Efforts to prevent disease in horses caused by WNV is through the use of the West Nile Vaccine and through actions that will reduce exposure to mosquitoes. The vaccine is safe and appears to be effective.