Outbreak Alert – West Nile Virus

August 15, 2018 West Nile Virus Fauquier County, VA Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesThe Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) today announced the state’s first positive case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse this year. The nine-year-old pony mare from Fauquier County tested positive for WNV at VDACS’ regional...

Heat Stress in Horses

Summer hot weather is here, and often with it hot and often humid weather which can cause horses to become overheated. Horses produce large amounts of heat through digestion of their food and activity during exercise. If the air is cooler than the horse’s body temperature, then blood is directed to the skin where the horse rids itself of the excessive heat...

Dogs Die in Hot Cars

If you board your horse, you may find that many barns do not allow family pets into their facility.  Many people take their dogs along for the car ride and then take them to a park after the barn visit.  But during the hot days of summer, this may not be a wise thing to...

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