RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Riverside County Department of Animal Services Friday, Oct. 30 warned horse owners to beware of an equine influenza outbreak that has killed an estimated three dozen wild burros in the region. County and state officials are monitoring the outbreak while urging horse owners to check in with their veterinarians about booster vaccines for previously vaccinated animals. Horse owners are also being advised to ensure their animals are not exposed to sick burros by moving their animals away from fence lines in areas where the burros frequent. The first burro death occurred about two weeks ago and the death count is expected to rise, according to Animal Services officials. The highly contagious virus is specific to equids -- such as horses, mules and donkeys -- with sever
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