Written by 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

point out.

For more information on West Nile Virus in horses from the American Assoc of Equine Pract




Contact Person:

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.


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