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7.15.03

Brunswick County horse with West Nile

Horse owners are reacting to word that the state's first case of West Nile virus in a horse has been found in Brunswick County. The death of the animal has caused many horse owners to re-evaluate the way they treat their horses.

Thirteen horses live at the Willett's farm in Bolivia. A vaccination for diseases including West Nile costs about $70 each year. Many horse owners say that is a small price to pay for protection against the West Nile disease. Horses that contract the virus usually have trouble walking or even standing up. They also display other neurological problems.

Reported By Heather Higgins: hhiggins@wect.com

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