The Latest West Nile Virus Update

Twenty-one of the cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses were handled and treated by the Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital, in Laurel, N.Y. Of those 21, eight have died or were euthanized. An additional horse, a Thoroughbred, might be euthanized tonight, following intensive exam by the United States Department of Agriculture.

John E. Andresen, DVM, is the equine specialist

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