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West Nile Virus
The West Nile Virus is an arthropod-borne virus that causes central nervous
disease in horses, as well as humans and birds.  Sudden death is not common
with the West Nile Virus, but euthanasia or death are normally the result
from other complications caused by the virus such as pneumonia, cellulites,
neuropathies, myopathies, and multi-organ failure.

The most common clinical signs include:

  • Muscle fasciculation
  • Change in mentation
  • Weakness
  • Cranial nerve deficits

Mortality rates are anywhere between 30% and 60% depending on the
severity of the infection.

The use of Karbo Combo has proven to be very effective in field studies of
the West Nile Virus in horses.

Information provided by:
Gomer's Inc.
West Nile Virus
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