Wellington, FL- September 14, 2012−Joan Norton VMD, DACVIM of Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources will discuss West Nile Virus on Sound Medicine, a National Public Radio Program, to begin airing this weekend around the country.
This year may bring the most cases of West Nile Virus infections in people. As of Sept. 4, there have been 1,993 reported cases of the virus in humans nationally, including 87 deaths reported in 48 states around the country. Horses and humans are most at risk to be affected by the virus.
What can you do to protect your horse? Listen in to the program to find out what you need to know about the disease− the symptoms, the treatment and the steps you can take to prevent your horse from being infected.
Sound Medicine is produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio. Host Barbara Lewis interviews medical experts on a wide range of current issues in medicine. The program educates and encourages listeners to make sound health decisions. It's also a forum for health issues affecting local communities.
For air times of the program around the country go to:
Dr. Norton founded Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources to promote equine veterinary education to horse owners, professionals and veterinarians. In addition to education on both general and focused topics, Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources offers case-by-case equine and large animal internal medicine consulting services for veterinarians to review blood work, ultrasounds, x-rays, research topics and/or supply the latest, up-to-date information to help diagnose and manage challenging or mysterious cases.
Dr. Norton is the author of Equine First Aid Handbook, a useful pocket-sized book, perfect to tuck into the trunk at the barn, which contains must-have information on how to recognize and handle common equine emergencies.