An equine West Nile Virus product was a forerunner of the new CoVID-19 vaccine.
The 8-year-old mare was was vaccinated but still contracted the insect-borne viral disease.
The horses lived closed to each other in the same county and none were vaccinated against the fatal neurological disease.
The viral disease spread by birds claimed the life of a horse in Jefferson County.
Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 2020 in Michigan are outpacing those from 2019
Take some time to revisit the ins and outs of equine immunity and determine whether your vaccination routine is still providing the best possible protection for your horse. .
If a horse’s history is unknown, it is best to follow protocols designed for unvaccinated animals.
EQUUS Medical Editor Matthew Mackay-Smith sheds light on vaccinations, viruses and a reader's apparently immune-sensitive horse.