The Best Defense

What steps do you take to protect your horse from West Nile virus?
(Select all that apply)

Routine vaccinations
Remove standing water from my property
Fly spray, fly sheets, fly masks, etc.
Fans during peak mosquito hours
All of the above

Total votes cast: 403

Comments & Write-in Answers

I dont trust West Nile vaccines, I have personally know of deaths & bad side effects from this shot.

10/15/2012 6:05:26 PM

Fly predators! They work!

10/12/2012 2:23:00 AM

I live beside water

10/11/2012 1:18:43 PM

no dusk turnout, use dark stalls

10/10/2012 10:46:56 PM

Generally not a problem in AZ desert, but mosquitos do develop after monsoon rainstorms.

10/9/2012 11:51:42 PM

Also mow regularly, encourage birds population & other biological controls!

10/9/2012 10:57:48 PM

Vaccination most important; mosquito dunks also useful

10/9/2012 6:38:34 PM

I also use mosquito dunks in my water troughs

10/9/2012 5:25:10 PM

Take precautions, but luckily, don't live in a WNV-prone area.

10/9/2012 3:32:28 PM

Mine are getting their booster shots this afternoon

10/9/2012 11:28:56 AM

It would not let me choose more than one so I do the vaccinations and use Fly sheets and fly masks

10/9/2012 9:50:46 AM

My biggest step in prevention is making sure her immune system is heathy! I don't overvaccinate.

10/9/2012 8:31:14 AM

Our horses free graze on 70 acres during the week, we have only the weekends with them.

10/9/2012 8:02:27 AM