LIVE: Mosquito-borne Diseases in Horses

By Speaker: Dr. Maureen Long • Published: September 17th, 2011
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Live Edition: Animal Airwaves—Live is an hour-long call-in show that airs between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays on WUFT-FM in Gainesville. The show features faculty members from the UF Veterinary Hospitals who address a variety of topics relating to pet health care, including companion animals, exotic pets and horses.

Certain diseases that are all the buzz in headlines, such as West Nile Virus, affect not only humans but animals as well. In horses, mosquito-borne diseases are a particular problem, with West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis being two of the most worrisome culprits. UF’s Dr. Maureen Long, an infectious disease specialist, will talk about mosquito-borne diseases, and why prevention and monitoring of these diseases in horses is so important.