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WNV Vaccination

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Do you vaccinate for West Nile virus annually?

Yes
88%
1125
No
12%
152

Total votes cast: 1277

Comments & Write-in Answers

In Florida our horses are probably already have natural immunity

6/15/2009 10:38:50 PM

I live in the Mid-West and my vet does West Nile twice a year.

6/15/2009 10:38:23 PM

the vaccine is MUCH cheaper that treating the disease

6/15/2009 10:15:14 PM

There have been cases in neighboring towns.

6/15/2009 9:58:10 PM

don't need too

6/15/2009 8:25:56 PM

We live next to a pond and a reservoir.

6/15/2009 7:07:03 PM

Because I have diagnosed it in our area

6/15/2009 4:56:40 PM

West Nile occurs in our area - why take the chance?

6/15/2009 4:34:25 PM

I did not until the first cases were reported in my state, OR. It's too nasty to take a chance.

6/15/2009 3:59:58 PM

preventive medicine

6/15/2009 3:59:56 PM

Place is mosquito central and we are a test site for the health dept. It's here.

6/15/2009 3:14:29 PM

I actually vaccinate for WNV every 6 months and rabies annually.

6/15/2009 3:01:02 PM

Vaccination are cheap insurance

6/15/2009 2:59:19 PM

My older horses have reacted to vaccine in the past.

6/15/2009 2:37:12 PM

To prevent West Niles.

6/15/2009 1:18:55 PM

Lots of mosquitoes in Ohio - want to protect my horse

6/15/2009 12:58:22 PM

There has been west nile cases in our region.

6/15/2009 12:37:06 PM

Recommended by local vet

6/15/2009 11:52:45 AM

mosquitos! preventative maintenance

6/15/2009 10:51:00 AM

We have TONS of mosquitos here and have had human cases comfirmed already in the area.

6/15/2009 10:24:01 AM

I dont want to take the chance of loosing our horses even when we lived in the mountains we vaccina

6/15/2009 12:29:18 AM

In northwest FL, we do this twice a year.

6/14/2009 4:28:22 PM

It's one of the #1 killers in our area.

6/14/2009 11:48:40 AM

Recommended by vet

6/14/2009 10:47:43 AM

Although not in our immediate area, have been cases in our general area.

6/14/2009 10:31:59 AM

the first year our small farm used none of our 7 settled. The West Nile was the only thing different

6/14/2009 7:18:55 AM

We live in an area with lots of mosuito's and birds

6/14/2009 6:36:21 AM

Not present in my country (New Zealand)

6/14/2009 5:53:50 AM

veterinarian recommends

6/14/2009 12:38:45 AM

According to our vet, the vaccine works well and is important.

6/14/2009 12:15:36 AM

Ido vaccinate for west nile because it has been in our area

6/13/2009 6:11:54 PM

lots of cases in this area. best protection choice

6/13/2009 3:53:42 PM

A creek borders our property and I don't take chances with my horses.

6/13/2009 2:07:30 PM

I want to make sure that my horses are protected

6/13/2009 12:35:48 PM

cheaper to vaccinate than to treat

6/13/2009 12:25:26 PM

Why risk it? Its cheap compared to the cost of treating a ailing horse with West Nile

6/13/2009 11:22:29 AM

horses react badly

6/13/2009 10:40:58 AM

I feel it is not a nessacery vaccine for my pony

6/13/2009 6:38:53 AM

because it is cheaper than burying your beloved horse! Why wouldn't you???

6/13/2009 3:26:30 AM

It test positive in birds in our area every year

6/13/2009 2:08:33 AM

to expensive

6/13/2009 1:11:00 AM

WHY NOT!

6/12/2009 11:19:08 PM

Here in west Australia we dont have west nile virus, only injections given are strangles & Tetenus.

6/12/2009 10:34:12 PM

Preventative, better safe than sorry

6/12/2009 5:25:49 PM

horses are affected w. or w/o vaccine. 1 almost died from vaccine

6/12/2009 4:14:40 PM

several cases of disease were in area where we live

6/12/2009 4:12:16 PM

have seen to many horses get it and don't want to take the chance.

6/12/2009 3:42:30 PM

twice yearly

6/12/2009 2:58:36 PM

vaccinate every 6 months-live in Florida

6/12/2009 2:56:59 PM

west nile is only 7 years old as a vaccine,

6/12/2009 1:07:56 PM

every 6 months

6/12/2009 12:19:42 PM

I want my 26 year old horse to be safe, since we have wet areas behind the property and dense woods

6/12/2009 11:24:47 AM

Not helpful against natural exposure

6/12/2009 11:15:30 AM

I have 6 horses on Pasture and feel it is too risky to ignore WN.

6/12/2009 10:36:50 AM

lots of mosquitos

6/12/2009 9:46:33 AM

cannot afford not too my horse is too precious

6/12/2009 7:26:45 AM

just th young/ cpmpetion horses

6/12/2009 4:44:10 AM

price

6/11/2009 11:25:14 PM

high prevalence of mosquitos and WNV in my area during spring/summer; wetlands on my property

6/11/2009 10:26:37 PM

I live in an area that has mosquitoes and several cases were detected

6/11/2009 9:57:39 PM

becuse it can be fatal

6/11/2009 9:57:30 PM

My vet told me not to unless he notifies me

6/11/2009 9:25:31 PM

I vaccinate because too many horses died in my area when West Nile started a few years ago.

6/11/2009 8:49:03 PM

If your horse has a healthy immu. system he can get through WNV with no prob!

6/11/2009 8:44:21 PM

havent before but with the rain falling here at a very high rate i'm calling my vet very soon!

6/11/2009 5:47:58 PM

Vet Recommendation

6/11/2009 5:44:49 PM

Too expensive

6/11/2009 5:12:47 PM

I vaccinate twice per year because I live in an at-risk area.

6/11/2009 5:11:30 PM

Live in mosquito territory!!

6/11/2009 4:59:19 PM

cheaper to vaccinate than to treat

6/11/2009 4:47:24 PM

We live in the NW high mosquito population state and county does not control proper

6/11/2009 4:36:43 PM

couple creeks near by

6/11/2009 4:35:50 PM

There have been horses in my area that died from it.

6/11/2009 4:11:46 PM

I vaccinate semi-annually.

6/11/2009 4:07:32 PM

better to be safe than sorry

6/11/2009 4:00:10 PM

by now my horses have been bitten by enough infected mosquitoes to be naturally immune from Florida

6/11/2009 3:28:00 PM

many cases in my county

6/11/2009 3:14:23 PM

When WN first hit our area vaccine not widely available--they got it and are now immune

6/11/2009 3:07:02 PM

horses in our area have died from this disease

6/11/2009 2:52:56 PM

depends on the value of the horse

6/11/2009 2:45:28 PM

Stallions & geldings get it annually. Mares get initial dose as wngl only, followed by a booster.

6/11/2009 2:43:50 PM

How many dead birds have you seen lately. I believe th ones that lived thru the1st epidemic are imm

6/11/2009 2:34:49 PM

Have to! Must protect my horse!

6/11/2009 2:32:29 PM

i dont vanccinate 4 WNV

6/11/2009 2:31:10 PM

I live in the high desert of CA and we do not have mesquitos.

6/11/2009 2:24:17 PM

WN is the only one they all get because it's so fatal if contracted

6/11/2009 2:24:09 PM

Because my veterinarian reccomends it.

6/11/2009 1:53:22 PM

I have heard of problems with the mare carrying a foal.

6/11/2009 1:52:22 PM

simple common sense for heath and to avoid potentially unnecesary vet bills.

6/11/2009 1:06:41 PM

I don't take chances with my horses' health!

6/11/2009 12:31:23 PM

why take the chance

6/11/2009 12:14:41 PM

did vaccinate while on the mainland; no WNV in Newfoundland

6/11/2009 11:33:11 AM

Do we have that in Europe?

6/11/2009 10:43:56 AM

consequences of disease are worse than any risk/cost of vaccine

6/11/2009 10:38:46 AM

not in endemic area

6/11/2009 10:06:15 AM

preventive, cost

6/11/2009 7:47:00 AM

Lost 1 to WN the first year

6/11/2009 6:24:33 AM

cheaper to prevent than to cure later

6/11/2009 1:16:23 AM

Vaccinations are actually detrimental to immune systems, so the fewer the better.

6/11/2009 1:04:42 AM

twice a year because I live in the south

6/11/2009 12:19:44 AM

Yes,only if the vet suggests a threat of West Nile in my area

6/10/2009 11:23:25 PM

My horse is OLD - challenge to a new vaccine could kill him.

6/10/2009 10:33:05 PM

There have been many horse deaths in this area due to West Nile over the past 3 years.

6/10/2009 10:26:29 PM

high risk area

6/10/2009 9:57:05 PM

South Jersey's weather is a perfect set up for the virus, an ounce of prevention!

6/10/2009 9:56:32 PM

we live in mosquito land,usa

6/10/2009 9:56:15 PM

live in mosquito land

6/10/2009 9:46:15 PM

An ounce of prevention is worth it!

6/10/2009 9:43:04 PM

Absolutely! The cost isn't worth the risk.

6/10/2009 9:16:43 PM

Increasingly spreading virus, need protection.

6/10/2009 9:07:08 PM

not an issue anymore

6/10/2009 8:39:46 PM

We have a pond with many mosquitos and why not?

6/10/2009 7:48:34 PM

It hit our area in 2002, we had 3 of 5 get it. All recovered, no residual problems.

6/10/2009 7:21:28 PM

expensive shot

6/10/2009 6:23:13 PM

horse is turned out with other horses on acrage that is near woods

6/10/2009 5:48:46 PM

There is a lot of stagnant water in our area so I think it is wise to vacinate for West Niles.

6/10/2009 5:45:00 PM

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

6/10/2009 5:30:27 PM

A vet told me even though a horse has been vaccinnated it still could get west nile also i dont beli

6/10/2009 4:44:44 PM

no local cases

6/10/2009 4:43:11 PM

Absolutely

6/10/2009 3:32:37 PM

Saw horse severely ill from reaction

6/10/2009 3:08:09 PM

For the betterment of my animals' health.

6/10/2009 3:06:54 PM

yes because it's cheaper to buy the vaccine than it is to treat the disease.

6/10/2009 3:05:00 PM

to expensive

6/10/2009 2:56:09 PM

It has mostly run its course -Horses/dogs/people have now been exposed, & developed natural immunity

6/10/2009 2:27:06 PM

We have woods around our turnout areas.Mosquitoes are not a huge issue but it is better to be safe

6/10/2009 2:19:50 PM

It is less expensive that the vet bill would cost if my horses came down with WNV!

6/10/2009 2:16:34 PM

Best to try and prevent the disease that treat it and possibly lose your horses.

6/10/2009 2:01:33 PM

plenty of mosquitos here

6/10/2009 1:25:35 PM

Twice a year. Our farm is near a stream and swampy area. Many mosquitos.

6/10/2009 1:18:46 PM

My vet changed over to the annual shots last year.

6/10/2009 1:04:35 PM

We live close to the Colorado river so misquitos are everywhere. Why take a chance?

6/10/2009 11:54:49 AM

On my vets reccomendation

6/10/2009 11:52:30 AM

I've seen it's effects up close & personal.

6/10/2009 11:46:09 AM

Had birth defects first year I used it

6/10/2009 11:42:45 AM

you never know when its around

6/10/2009 11:38:53 AM

We have had multiple cases of equine deaths from WNV in my small town. Vaccination is critical.

6/10/2009 11:17:27 AM

Living in NorthEastern PA it is a necessity!

6/10/2009 11:14:07 AM

but not every 4 months. IMO it's overkill!

6/10/2009 11:11:35 AM

Yes it has been seen in MA

6/10/2009 10:55:07 AM

why take the chance

6/10/2009 10:52:04 AM

Is that even a question?

6/10/2009 10:35:45 AM

2x/year, once in spring, boosted at height of mosquito season

6/10/2009 10:30:59 AM

Have immune compromised horse in WNV affected area.

6/10/2009 10:16:31 AM

my gelding had it 10 years agao and survived. now i am very careful!

6/10/2009 10:06:55 AM

We've got terrible mosquitoes all summer long - wouldn't risk not vaccinating for WNV

6/10/2009 9:49:35 AM

It is a very serious and costly illness for horse and horse owner

6/10/2009 9:48:34 AM

I've seen a video of a horse with it, not a pretty death

6/10/2009 9:42:00 AM

I am an epidemiologist

6/10/2009 9:38:57 AM

SEMI ANNUALLY

6/10/2009 9:32:15 AM

every other year.

6/10/2009 9:13:03 AM

I want to protect and do every thing for my horse that I can.

6/10/2009 9:04:34 AM

better safe than sorry

6/10/2009 9:01:47 AM

i vaccinate semi-annually

6/10/2009 8:30:34 AM

there had been cases in our area. Also a lot of mosquitos in our area

6/10/2009 8:18:37 AM

I've seen horses with WNV. Worth the vaccination to protect my horse.

6/10/2009 8:16:04 AM

Because my vet says it is vital to the health of my horses

6/10/2009 7:46:49 AM

Why take the risk of NOT doing it???

6/10/2009 7:31:17 AM

to AVOID THE DISEASE...

6/10/2009 7:24:40 AM

Our farm is located next to a river.

6/10/2009 7:21:05 AM

Actually in Florida 4 times a year

6/10/2009 7:19:33 AM

yes, lots of mosquitoes in my area; re: the last poll, EEE is a far more deadly disease than WNV!

6/10/2009 7:02:21 AM

an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

6/10/2009 7:01:56 AM

Because if the owners knew I could and didn't, I wouldn't have a valid reason not to have!

6/10/2009 6:50:24 AM

preventive maintenance

6/10/2009 6:34:10 AM

I live in central Fla where the rains bring lots of mosquitos

6/10/2009 3:13:53 AM

Definitely! Why would one not?!?!

6/10/2009 2:40:19 AM

Know horses who have had this. People, too. Will always vaccinate.

6/10/2009 1:46:30 AM

Vet recommended it for our area.

6/10/2009 1:01:52 AM

It is better to be safe than sorry

6/10/2009 12:58:48 AM

Even tho I live in the AZ desert we have heavy summer (monsoon) rains - & mosquitos!

6/10/2009 12:43:59 AM

Very prevelant in my area

6/10/2009 12:41:09 AM

if its a partculary wet hot summer I might vaccinate 3 times

6/9/2009 11:56:52 PM

they say to...

6/9/2009 11:51:25 PM

This is on the top of my list for vaccinations

6/9/2009 11:40:37 PM

I believe it is cheap insurance for my horse and myself. I like to be proactive rather reactive.

6/9/2009 11:35:25 PM

It is a relatively inexpensive procedure to protect a major investment.

6/9/2009 11:24:29 PM

I would rather be proactive than reactive because this area has a lot of WNV.

6/9/2009 11:23:09 PM

5 of 6 get vaccinated, but one is allergic to the vaccine

6/9/2009 11:09:59 PM

Protecion

6/9/2009 11:06:07 PM

Why take a chance!!!

6/9/2009 10:49:13 PM

Because it's there- and MY horse is priceless!!

6/9/2009 10:06:00 PM

cause I live in skeeter country

6/9/2009 10:04:55 PM

I live in Illinois, where the virus is now endemic. My friend's horse almost died from it!

6/9/2009 9:51:29 PM

New England

6/9/2009 9:38:28 PM

no cases here

6/9/2009 9:34:29 PM

I don't live in a high risk area...we are overvaccinating our horses these days.

6/9/2009 9:33:08 PM

I would rather be safe than sorry when it comes to WNV. Bug pop. vary from year to year.

6/9/2009 9:30:44 PM

a small price to pay for preventing it

6/9/2009 9:28:50 PM

My vet recommends it.

6/9/2009 9:28:07 PM

Outbreaks in our adjacent town!

6/9/2009 9:24:22 PM

adverse vacine reactions, no reported cases in our area the last 2 yrs. and no vet

6/9/2009 9:16:00 PM

we have lots of pesky mosquitoes which could be carriers!

6/9/2009 9:14:29 PM

Living on the gulf coast, mosquitoes are a given

6/9/2009 9:12:03 PM

Semi-annually (F.D. killed vaccine) for our area, per vet and UC Davis

6/9/2009 8:52:47 PM

Cause some help is better than none

6/9/2009 8:40:53 PM

lost a mare to wnv, never want to see that again

6/9/2009 8:40:18 PM

This disease is carried here by fly over birds and is picked up by misquitos.

6/9/2009 8:29:16 PM

My vet does not feel it's important.

6/9/2009 8:26:23 PM

Vaccines are cheaper than treatments!

6/9/2009 8:19:54 PM

Prevention is the best medicine

6/9/2009 7:57:27 PM

it's highly prevalent in E TN

6/9/2009 7:53:16 PM

I vaccinate 2x/yr

6/9/2009 7:50:51 PM

vet recommendation

6/9/2009 7:48:33 PM

Do I vaccinate? Why not?

6/9/2009 7:44:36 PM

All 9 of my horses are being done annualy.

6/9/2009 7:43:34 PM

Horses and people in our area have been infected.

6/9/2009 7:38:09 PM

twice yearly

6/9/2009 7:35:06 PM

They get it when the vet gives them their annual shots

6/9/2009 7:34:37 PM

I use lots of skeeter & fly spray, we do not have a problem with it here.

6/9/2009 7:32:15 PM

not proven safe in my opinion w/regard to fertility

6/9/2009 7:31:07 PM

absolutely. It's inexpensive and relatively effective. Why wouldn't you vaccinate?

6/9/2009 7:30:29 PM

vaccines damage the immune system

6/9/2009 7:27:41 PM

Who DOESN'T???

6/9/2009 7:08:19 PM

SE Idaho has had many cases of West Nile confirmed

6/9/2009 7:03:34 PM

cost effective

6/9/2009 6:52:26 PM

cases in our area.

6/9/2009 6:49:49 PM

endemic in the area now

6/9/2009 6:48:26 PM

I think if you don't you are asking for trouble

6/9/2009 6:47:06 PM

Semi-Annually, actually because of year 'round threat in FL

6/9/2009 6:43:21 PM

we have lots of mosquitoes, and the occasional case of WNV in humans as well as horses

6/9/2009 6:35:41 PM

All vaccinations are for prevention!

6/9/2009 6:35:04 PM

Actually, I vaccinate all the horses in my care every six months. The swamp of VA has many mosquito

6/9/2009 6:31:04 PM

Prevention is the key to good health for horses and people.

6/9/2009 6:23:44 PM

it is in the bird population in my area and it is not possible to prevent mosquito bites.

6/9/2009 6:21:44 PM

Because that's what the vet recommends.

6/9/2009 6:17:25 PM

twice a year for my horses

6/9/2009 6:16:51 PM

required by my barn. Would do anyway because of area.

6/9/2009 6:13:34 PM

twice yearly in our area - due to high vector exposure

6/9/2009 6:09:24 PM

Are you kidding? In mosquitoe city???

6/9/2009 6:08:35 PM

Used to vax every 6 months until Preve Nile came along

6/9/2009 6:07:27 PM

I had a horse that foundered and almost died from the vaccine

6/9/2009 5:50:44 PM

There is no reason not to vaccinate!

6/9/2009 5:50:20 PM

It is endemic in my county. I vaccinate semi-annuakky because we have mosquitos present year around.

6/9/2009 5:49:52 PM

large mosquito population

6/9/2009 5:49:42 PM

Lots of wildlife including birds in SC

6/9/2009 5:48:28 PM

I live on the Gulf Coast. I vaccinate TWICE a year-every 6 months.

6/9/2009 5:44:11 PM

In Southern Ca it is a Must

6/9/2009 5:38:26 PM

Too expensive!

6/9/2009 5:37:38 PM

ABSOLUTELY. Kootenay mosquitoes, yikes they're everywhere!

6/9/2009 5:36:47 PM

I believe many vaccines are overdone and do harm...

6/9/2009 5:27:52 PM

Horses die from it.

6/9/2009 5:27:15 PM

precaution. we have mosquitoes

6/9/2009 5:27:13 PM

I don't want to take any chances of my horse getting west nile

6/9/2009 5:24:07 PM

Every three years like all other vaccines.

6/9/2009 5:22:19 PM

we have mosquitoes which carry the disease in the area.

6/9/2009 5:19:36 PM

2 times a year

6/9/2009 5:16:00 PM

Several horses in my county have had WN

6/9/2009 5:11:55 PM

Living in central FL. WNV active in area.

6/9/2009 5:09:19 PM

Why take any chances.

6/9/2009 5:08:22 PM

I wait until after breeding my mares.

6/9/2009 5:07:57 PM

I do what I feel is necessary to keep this "buddy" of mine as healthy as I can

6/9/2009 5:05:26 PM

Advised by my vet

6/9/2009 5:02:34 PM

Suggested by vet due to area.

6/9/2009 4:56:31 PM

I don't believe it is necessary for geldings and we don't have a lot of it around where I live.

6/9/2009 4:56:09 PM

Every other year.Titer stays high. No need to over vaccinate

6/9/2009 4:55:15 PM

We have too many mosquitoes during the summer to ignore this virus

6/9/2009 4:50:28 PM

It is found in my region of central California.

6/9/2009 4:50:17 PM

I vaccinate every 6 months.

6/9/2009 4:43:51 PM

prevalent in area, it's deadly

6/9/2009 4:40:19 PM

my vet says NO unless it is an issue in your area.

6/9/2009 4:38:27 PM

because its' he-r-e!

6/9/2009 4:32:58 PM

No, horse has reactions to vaccines. I give nosodes (homeopathic)

6/9/2009 4:31:07 PM

Every six months.

6/9/2009 4:24:54 PM

Becaus we have had several known cases in the area

6/9/2009 4:18:05 PM

not many cases in Oregon, yet.

6/9/2009 4:16:52 PM

And a six month booster

6/9/2009 4:15:51 PM

easier and cheaper to vaccinate than to treat

6/9/2009 4:15:24 PM

actually semi annually as we have mosquitos year round in S. Texas

6/9/2009 4:14:33 PM

Rather be safe than sorry.

6/9/2009 4:13:26 PM

I had a vaccinated horse die, then received some interesting test results from a vet

6/9/2009 4:12:09 PM

The cost of the shot is minor next to the cost of a sick horse

6/9/2009 4:11:54 PM

A few dollars now could save me hundreds in the future

6/9/2009 4:11:40 PM

Vet recommendation

6/9/2009 4:10:04 PM

No cases in my area. I have given it in the past

6/9/2009 4:08:15 PM

Not using my horses for genie pigs

6/9/2009 4:08:06 PM

We have misquitoes

6/9/2009 4:07:26 PM

I vaccinate every 6 months

6/9/2009 4:04:59 PM

why not!

6/9/2009 4:02:22 PM

Every six months

6/9/2009 3:58:33 PM

I live in Florida, lots of mosquitos

6/9/2009 3:57:34 PM

better to be safer than sorrier

6/9/2009 3:56:57 PM

West Nile is prevelant in my area.

6/9/2009 3:55:29 PM

was prevelant in MI & also KY when we moved here in 09/01

6/9/2009 3:55:26 PM

Because there have been reported cases in the area and my vet recommends vaccinating.

6/9/2009 3:53:37 PM

Have seen the results of this virus first hand!

6/9/2009 3:49:26 PM

I do now since I've had it once!

6/9/2009 3:47:35 PM

sortof It was due October and I am alittle behind the ball. I plan on doing it July 3rd

6/9/2009 3:47:32 PM

We have had equine cases in my area and my farm happens to include a 5 acre lake.

6/9/2009 3:44:00 PM

bi annually we live in AZ

6/9/2009 3:43:36 PM

Don't want to take a chance. A nephew lost an expensive roping horse to WNV

6/9/2009 3:42:23 PM

We live in Florida - lots of mosquitos!

6/9/2009 3:41:26 PM

Have had documented WNV deaths here in TX therefore the benefits of immunizing far outweigh the risk

6/9/2009 3:37:19 PM

Vet recommendation for my area

6/9/2009 3:32:54 PM

We use the Prevnile once a year vaccine

6/9/2009 3:31:33 PM

to avoid contracting the disease

6/9/2009 3:28:16 PM

actually 2X a year

6/9/2009 3:26:33 PM

Because we have mosquitos that can bite our horses.

6/9/2009 3:26:18 PM

Twice a year here in Alabama. My vet says death by West Nile is awful.

6/9/2009 3:21:43 PM

started when it was experimental vac

6/9/2009 3:20:31 PM

We actually vac. biannually

6/9/2009 3:16:48 PM

can't buy the vaccine

6/9/2009 3:15:55 PM

It's not necessary

6/9/2009 3:15:03 PM

Vet recommendation

6/9/2009 3:14:35 PM

Past reactions/ immunity - low numbers according to gov disease maps ( 1 case to date for 2009)

6/9/2009 3:14:23 PM

West Nile exists in Texas

6/9/2009 3:08:35 PM

absolutely do every year!!

6/9/2009 3:05:55 PM

lots of mosquitoes here

6/9/2009 3:04:03 PM

Have mosquitos will vaccinate!

6/9/2009 3:02:58 PM

To keep my horse as healthy as possible.

6/9/2009 3:02:34 PM

too expensive. I give vaccines myself

6/9/2009 2:54:13 PM

I live in FL with year-round mosquitoes

6/9/2009 2:53:26 PM

to keep our horses protected

6/9/2009 2:50:35 PM

If a vaccinated horse is exposed, the illness is treatable. Unvaccinated horses most often die.

6/9/2009 2:49:58 PM

not worth it not too, love our horses

6/9/2009 2:48:20 PM

MN-Land of 10,000 lakes!

6/9/2009 2:47:05 PM

lots of "skeeters" in TX, my vet highly recommends

6/9/2009 2:39:00 PM

It is endemic to our area

6/9/2009 2:20:47 PM

Vet says it's a must

6/9/2009 2:17:35 PM

Twice a year due to heavy mosquito population where we live.

6/9/2009 1:22:39 PM

My friend was one of the first in the area to lose a horse to WNV.

6/9/2009 12:57:39 PM

I live in Florida!

6/9/2009 12:03:59 PM

No, it's not a rapidly mutating virus so why continually revaccinate? Money grab.

6/9/2009 11:21:16 AM

Yes, of course. I do mainly because WNV is prominant in our area.

6/9/2009 11:08:31 AM

We have had WN cases in our area.

6/9/2009 10:45:44 AM

We have it in the area

6/9/2009 10:20:18 AM

I can't replace my horse for the price of a shot.

6/9/2009 9:56:34 AM

No, Cost, and we do not seem to have a problem in SW Missouri.

6/9/2009 8:52:48 AM