Churchill County horse has West Nile |

Churchill County horse has West Nile

Nevada Appeal staff report

For the first time in two years, a Nevada horse has been diagnosed with West Nile virus.

The animal was in Churchill County and, according to state Agriculture officials, had not been vaccinated in the past 12-18 months.

State Veterinarian Michael Greenlee said horse owners can protect their animals with vaccinations, applying repellents to the animals and by controlling mosquitoes and mosquito breeding areas.

Positive mosquito pools have been detected in nine of Nevada’s 17 counties this year.