Warning for horse owners - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Warning for horse owners

WELLINGTON, FL (WFLX) - Doctors are urging horse owners to take extra care of their animals. This after a mosquito bite killed one horse in Wellington last week.

They advise to keep horses away from areas with standing water which causes the pests to swarm.

Another way to protect them is to get them vaccinated. "It's always the same history: People forget to vaccinate their horses, and for those people, who have new horses or young horses, make sure it requires two vaccinations."

Doctors say watch out for symptoms such as disorientation, trouble walking and when a horse presses their head.

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