Two horses in the state have the West Nile virus

Thursday, July 3rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Two more horses in opposite ends of Oklahoma have the West Nile virus.

One horse is in Headrick, which is near Altus. The other is in Welch in Craig County.

State Veterinarian Burke Healey says the cases send a strong signal to farmers and ranchers to get their horses vaccinated.

Oklahoma's first confirmed case of West Nile virus this year involved a female foal from Sallisaw.

All three horses have been treated with anti-inflammatory medicine and are recovering.