Veterinarians at the University of
Missouri are warning horse owners to protect their animals
from two diseases spread by mosquitoes.
The equine veterinarians say flooding and warm temperatures have
created ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes. That increases
the risk of mosquitoes transmitting West Nile Virus and Eastern
The experts urge horse owners should vaccinate their animals
against both diseases and give annual boosters. Owners also should
drain water from flooded pastures and paddocks and consider killing
mosquito larvae with nontoxic water treatment products.