Show: October 21, 2012:
- What guidelines dictate the treatment of childhood aggression?
- Can early pet exposure reduce allergies?
- What mental health and substance abuse issues do baby boomers face?
- Does environment affect food consumption?
- Besides humans, what other mammal can be infected by West Nile Virus?
- How does the bond between an animal and a human benefit human health?
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Besides humans, what other mammal can be infected by West Nile Virus?
Interview: Joan Norton, V.M.D., founder of Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources.
The horse. After a West Nile virus vaccine for horses was distributed in the early 2000s, the number of equine cases plummeted. However, as the number of humans contracting the disease rises, so does the number of horses, with 88 cases reported in 24 states this year. Horses are infected in the same manner as humans and donít transmit the disease to or from humans. Joan Norton, VMD, founder of Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources, shares the characteristic symptoms of West Nile infection in horses and how they are treated.