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WEST NILE VIRUS AWARENESS

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As a valued partner with Zoetis, we thought these timely posts might be of interest to your readers. You can use these Facebook posts on your publication’s page or on your website if your publication does not have a Facebook page.

Below each post, you will see a comment. Please make this the first comment on each post, to denote the reference for the statement made in the post.

  • What do you enjoy most about warmer weather? With cases of West Nile already reported in Ohio and Texas this year, we doubt it’s mosquitoes!* Learn how you can help protect your #horses against potentially fatal mosquito-borne diseases here.
    Comment:
    *U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. Disease Maps 2013. Updated June 25, 2013. Available at: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/wnv_us_veterinary.html. Accessed on July 1, 2013.
  • Did you hear that the first cases of West Nile have been reported this year? Horses in Texas and Ohio have tested positive for the disease, which remains a threat to all horses.* Start with vaccination and mosquito management to help prevent West Nile virus from infecting your #horse. Find out more here.
    Comment:
    *U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. Disease Maps 2013. Updated June 25, 2013. Available at: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/wnv_us_veterinary.html. Accessed on July 1, 2013.
  • Cases of West Nile and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis have already been reported this year.* ** And did you know the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) includes both of these diseases among those requiring core vaccinations?*** Zoetis offers your #horse protection with WEST NILE-INNOVATOR® + EWT. Learn more here.
    Comment:
    *U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. Disease Maps 2013. Updated June 25, 2013. Available at: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/wnv_us_veterinary.html. Accessed on July 1, 2013.
    **U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. Disease Maps 2013. Updated June 25, 2013. Available at: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/eee_us_veterinary.html. Accessed on July 1, 2013.
    ***American Association of Equine Practitioners. Core Vaccination Guidelines. 2012. Available at: http://www.aaep.org/core_vaccinations.htm. Accessed on July 1, 2013.
  • What do West Nile, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis and tetanus have in common? WEST NILE-INNOVATOR® + EWT helps protect against them — in a single vaccine. Not a bad idea with the first cases of West Nile already reported in Ohio and Texas this year*. Learn about protecting your horse here.
    Comment:
    *U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. Disease Maps 2013. Updated June 25, 2013. Available at: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/wnv_us_veterinary.html. Accessed on July 1, 2013.
  • Vaccination remains the most effective way to help protect #horses against mosquito-borne diseases. Already this year, 14 cases of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis have been reported.* Learn more about disease prevention here.
    Comment:
    *U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. Disease Maps 2013. Updated June 25, 2013. Available at: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/eee_us_veterinary.html. Accessed on July 1, 2013.
  • Facebook poll: How many times higher can the risk of West Nile infection be if you don’t vaccinate your #horses annually with WEST NILE-INNOVATOR® from Zoetis?*
    a. 25
    b. 40
    c. 50
    d. 75

Facebook comment: * Epp T, Waldner C, Townsend HG. A case-control study of factors associated with development of clinical disease due to West Nile virus, Saskatchewan 2003. Equine Vet J 2007;39(6):498–503. Click for more information.

  • Facebook poll: Zoetis wants to know if you know where the first cases of West Nile have been reported this year*?
    e. Texas and California
    f. Florida and Kentucky
    g. Texas and Ohio
    h. California and Oklahoma

Facebook comment: *U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. Disease Maps 2013. Updated June 25, 2013. Available at: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/wnv_us_veterinary.html. Accessed on July 1, 2013.


For further information, Contact:

Wendy Irvine
Zoetis
973-822-7196
wendy.irvine@zoetis.com

Wynnie Zuchowski
Bader Rutter & Associates
262-938-5473
wzuchowski@bader-rutter.com