WEST NILE VIRUS NOW CONFIRMED IN CAMPBELL COUNTY
Written by broebling on July 18, 2017
Press Release – Veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center in Gillette Wyoming received
laboratory confirmation this week that a horse under their treatment tested positive for the West
Nile Virus. According to Dr. Marshall Kohr the horse presented wobbly and unsteady on his
feet. Even though about 33% of the horses who exhibit signs of West Nile virus will succumb to
the disease, Dr. Kohr reports that “this horse is improving and expected to make a full
West Nile virus in horses is easily prevented with a safe and effective vaccine. Horses ,humans
and some species of birds are the most susceptible to West Nile Virus but dogs and cats can
become infected. Dr. Kohr was quick to add that “ even thought they can get infected it is highly
unlikely that dogs or cats would become ill.” The Veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center
recommend that horses in Campbell County get vaccinated against West Nile Virus every year.
Even though the same mosquitos that infect our horses with the virus can also infect humans
“there is no risk that a human can contract West Nile Virus from their horse” Kohr was quick to
For more information on West Nile Virus in horses from the American Assoc of Equine Pract
Dr. Marshall Kohr DVM
Animal Medical Center
Gillette, WY 82718
Dr. Marshall Kohr is a Senior Partner and has been a Veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center
in Gillette Wyoming for 27 years.
Animal Medical Center has been serving the animals and the people who own them in Campbell
County and surrounding areas for over 27 years.