Side view of a Dressage mare with vignette.
MONTEZUMA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - Mosquitoes will bite just about anything with blood, so it's no surprise multiple species can contract the deadly West Nile disease.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture says a three month old colt in Montezuma county has tested positive for West Nile, and officials say more cases could be brought to light in the coming months.
A vaccine is available for horses, but they do need a booster shot every few years. Symptoms include a tilting of the head, muscle tremors, stumbling, lack of coordination, and limb weakness or paralysis.
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