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VACCINATE YOUR HORSES NOW
From the American Association of Equine Practitioners:
Adult Horses Previously Vaccinated: Vaccinate annually in the spring PRIOR to the onset of insect activity.
Adult Horses previously unvaccinated or having unknown vaccinal history: A primary series of 2 doses is to be administered with 4 to 6 weeks between doses. Revaccinate every 12 months.
Pregnant Mares: Limited studies have been performed that examine examine vaccinal protection against West Nile Virus disease in pregnant mares at this time,practitioners have vaccinated pregnant mares due to the risk of natural infection. It is an ACCEPTED practice to administer WNV vaccines to mares as the risk of adverse consequences of WNV infect outweighs any reported adverse effects of use of vaccine.
Pregnant Mares previously vaccinated: Vaccinate 4 to 6 weeks before foaling.
For more information on Guidelines for Vaccinating Horses against West Nile Virus (WNV) please visit the American Association of Equine Practitioners web page at: www.aaep.org/info/west-nile-virus
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Chironomid Midges: "The Mosquito's Stolen Identity"
Chironomid Midges are small mosquito-like flies which very in length from 2-18 millimeters depending on the species. (1/12 to 3/4 of an inch) Their color and markings vary with specie and range fro shades of light,pale green to almost black. One distinguishing characteristic COMMON to all species is the conspicuous pair of "brush"or fern-like antennae on the males. Swarms of midges can be seen hovering, particularly in the early morning or evening, near lake shoreline, standing water or running water. Unlike mosquitoes, chironomid midges do not bite, nor do they carry disease. However, dense numbers can aggravate asthma victims.
Canyon County Pollinator Protection Management Plan
Board of Trustees News
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2015
Budget Hearing Aug 25
December meeting and location to be determined.
ALL MEETINGS LOCATION ARE AT THE CANYON COUNTY MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT CONFERENCE ROOM LOCATED AT: 9719 BOOKER LANE, NAMPA
For information on all Board Meeting, to view agendas and minutes, please contact Board Clerk, District Director, Ed Burnett at 461-8633.