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What steps do you take to protect your horse from West Nile virus?
(Select all that apply)

Routine vaccinations
34%
136
Remove standing water from my property
19%
76
Fly spray, fly sheets, fly masks, etc.
24%
97
Fans during peak mosquito hours
7%
29
All of the above
16%
65

Total votes cast: 403

Comments & Write-in Answers

I dont trust West Nile vaccines, I have personally know of deaths & bad side effects from this shot.

10/15/2012 6:05:26 PM

Fly predators! They work!

10/12/2012 2:23:00 AM

I live beside water

10/11/2012 1:18:43 PM

no dusk turnout, use dark stalls

10/10/2012 10:46:56 PM

Generally not a problem in AZ desert, but mosquitos do develop after monsoon rainstorms.

10/9/2012 11:51:42 PM

Also mow regularly, encourage birds population & other biological controls!

10/9/2012 10:57:48 PM

Vaccination most important; mosquito dunks also useful

10/9/2012 6:38:34 PM

I also use mosquito dunks in my water troughs

10/9/2012 5:25:10 PM

Take precautions, but luckily, don't live in a WNV-prone area.

10/9/2012 3:32:28 PM

Mine are getting their booster shots this afternoon

10/9/2012 11:28:56 AM

It would not let me choose more than one so I do the vaccinations and use Fly sheets and fly masks

10/9/2012 9:50:46 AM

My biggest step in prevention is making sure her immune system is heathy! I don't overvaccinate.

10/9/2012 8:31:14 AM

Our horses free graze on 70 acres during the week, we have only the weekends with them.

10/9/2012 8:02:27 AM