Slaton Vet says Horse May Have Shown Symptoms West Nile - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/16/02

Slaton Vet says Horse May Have Shown Symptoms West Nile

A Slaton veterinarian says a horse in Lubbock county may have shown symptoms of the West Nile virus, and for that reason, the horse was put to sleep. Veterinarian Bud Farr says Thursday, the horse was walking abnormally, and was weaving back and forth.  Friday, the horse's condition apparently got worse. Farr says it started circling and banging into fences, which are signs of a central nervous disorder consistent with Encephalitis.

After the horse was euthanized, Farr took blood samples, and sent them to a lab in Amarillo. Results are expected next Tuesday.

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