Study: Light-Colored Horses at Higher Risk of Dying from West Nile Virus

Researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada, recently published a study indicating that light-colored horses diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV) might be more likely to succumb to the disease than their darker counterparts.

Horses included in the study were divided into three groups based on coat color: dark (chestnut, bay, black, brown, and sorrel)

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