Mosquito-Borne Disease and Your Horse

Veterinary experts answer questions about mosquito-borne diseases and your horse.

Mosquitoes are more than just annoying, blood-sucking pests—they also carry infectious diseases that can incapacitate or kill your horses.

About the Experts

D. Craig Barnett, DVM

D. Craig Barnett, DVM, serves as a senior equine technical services veterinarian with Merck Animal Health, where he provides continuing education to equine practitioners and conducts presentations on the use of vaccines and pharmaceuticals to horse owners and veterinarians.

K. Gary Magdesian, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, ACVCP

K. Gary Magdesian, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, ACVCP, is the Roberta A. and Carla Henry Endowed Chair in emergency medicine and critical care at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He serves as chief of equine neonatology and critical care in the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Davis, California.

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