Peak Mosquito Season Reminders for Horse Health

Peak Mosquito Season Reminders for Horse Health

Contracting Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) and West Nile virus is a major concern.

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Horses are at the highest risk for contracting Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) and West Nile virus during mosquito season.1 Vaccination with CORE EQ INNOVATORâ„¢ is essential to provide core protection from mosquito-transmitted diseases. 

In addition to veterinarian-led vaccination, implement these mosquito management tips this summer:

  1. Eliminate mosquito-breeding habitats: remove objects such as unused troughs, wheelbarrows and tarps. 
  2. Empty and clean any water-holding containers on a weekly basis. 
  3. Fill in any low-lying areas that collect standing water after rainfall. 
  4. Hang fans throughout the barn, as mosquitoes avoid moving air.
  5. Apply insect repellent or bring horses inside from dusk to dawn, which are peak mosquito feeding hours.

Learn more at www.zoetisus.com/products/horses/core-eq

 

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. West Nile virus. https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html. Accessed May 20, 2019.

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