WCAV WVAW WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports Newsplex

Virginia Horse Owners Urged to Get Animals Vaccinated

By: AP
By: AP

April 28, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia agriculture officials are concerned that horse owners might not have their animals vaccinated because of a lack of disease activity last year.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says there was only one confirmed case of West Nile Virus and one confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 2013.

The department says horse owners shouldn't be lulled by the lack of disease activity. It is urging them to check with their veterinarians regarding vaccinations for their animals.

The vaccines are effective for six to 12 months.

Dr. Charles Broaddus with the department's Office of Veterinary Services says owners also should check with their veterinarians regarding rabies vaccinations for their horses.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 256968611 - newsplex.com/a?a=256968611