Too Close for Comfort

Have you (or someone you know) ever had a horse contract West Nile virus?

Yes. One (or more) of my horses has contracted WNV.
Yes. One (or more) people I know have had horses contract WNV.
No, but I am still concerned.
No, I don't think WNV is a threat.

Total votes cast: 211

Comments & Write-in Answers

Anything that could hurt my horse in anyway is my concern.

10/29/2012 6:44:42 PM

2 mares that fully recovered. Had been vaccinated in Spring. Changed to also a late summer vaccinati

10/29/2012 2:10:32 PM

2002 8 yr old tb gelding 2003 18 yr old tb mare, texas

10/28/2012 11:02:09 AM

One of my aunt's horses went temporarily blind. Wasn't vaccinated.

10/26/2012 8:39:21 AM

During the first outbreak I had two mares with failure of immunity even when vaccinated

10/25/2012 11:56:14 PM

Unvaccinated young horse in large heard.

10/25/2012 11:55:31 PM

2 horses - 1999 before approved vaccine. All horses except foals get WNV vaccine now.

10/25/2012 3:42:54 PM

Yes, the first year. I've vaccinated ever since. She survived.

10/25/2012 3:39:39 PM

First year it was a problem a friend lost 2 he had just given 1st shots.

10/25/2012 9:24:34 AM

not reached Northern Ireland/ Great Britain

10/25/2012 5:32:12 AM

Id rather catch it now before I get older and have more complications

10/24/2012 8:52:21 PM

My horse was vacinated for west Nile but still came down with a mild case. Banamine helped.

10/24/2012 10:19:54 AM

Vaccine is safe, effective, everyone uses it in my region so no WNV contracted by any horses

10/24/2012 7:35:20 AM

This was in 2001 before the vaccine was available in our area

10/24/2012 12:46:26 AM

I managed a tb farn in Co. We saved the mare and she had a normal foal. A good friend a another tb

10/23/2012 9:59:10 PM

I don't think it is a threat because we live in Alaska, where it is very uncommon.

10/23/2012 9:26:46 PM

Know of nobody, but heard through a vet (not mine) that a horse in the area had gotten it.

10/23/2012 8:25:28 PM

If a horse had it in my county I'd vaccinate

10/23/2012 6:03:31 PM

West Nile is a threat. My mare recovered but was was unable to utilize her feed well

10/23/2012 5:57:27 PM

Most of the horse owners I know vaccinate

10/23/2012 1:39:00 PM

My Percheron mare contracted WNV the same year the vaccine came out and I had elected not to vaccina

10/23/2012 8:29:21 AM

1st horse in county to get it in 2003

10/23/2012 7:31:16 AM