Horse Positive for West Nile Virus in Weld County

A horse was diagnosed positive for West Nile Virus infection this week.  The virus infected his nervous system and caused it to be unable to stand and move normally.  This virus is routinely vaccinated against in our practice, and if your horse received the routine spring vaccination, should be protected against infection.  It usually takes approximately 3 weeks after a booster for the vaccination to protect your horse.  If you are not sure if your horse was vaccinated this spring, or if you are concerned that a booster may be indicated, please contact our office at 303-841-6006 or click here.