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Case of West Nile Creates Concern

West Nile, which is spread by infected mosquitoes, has been found in Phillips County. One horse has died as a result of the virus.

Local residents, Joe and Debbie Nicholson, of Dodson, found one of their horses was displaying symptoms of concern to a caregiver of the horses. The owners found a three-year-old mare, "Snoopy", which had gone down. Debbie stated, "She was just sitting on the ground". With the help of others, a tractor was used in an attempt to get her up on her feet. That task allowed her to be raised and Debbie said, "She looked at me as if it felt so good!"

The futile effort was...

 

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