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(Equine Update 2008)

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Acknowledgements

Editor Equine Update 2008: Debra C Bourne (WIN)

Editorial Overview:
Robert G McLean*, National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC)

Associate Editors:
Debra C Bourne (WIN), F Joshua Dein (NWHC) and Suzanne I Boardman (WIN)

The purpose of this volume is:

  • To provide information on West Nile Virus, the disease it causes, its investigation, epidemiology and control.
  • The Equine Update 2008 provides further information on the disease and its control in equines.

We wish to thank John H Keel (DoIT), Tosia M Priebe (NWHC), Becki Lawson, Iain Boardman, Aidan Dixon, Richenda Haizelden, Alastair Smyth, Bob Sowton and Dr Tracey S McNamara for their hard work, professionalism, encouragement and guidance, and particularly Dr Mike Higgins of the (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) for his comments on the mosquito sections. 

We wish to thank Dr Josie Traub-Dargatz (Colorado State University) and Dr Jules Minke (Merial) for their comments on the Equine Update 2008.

We are grateful for mosquito images provided by Dr Barry G. Campbell (Delta State University).

* Dr Robert G. McLean is now at the USDA National Wildlife Research Center.

** Suzanne I Boardman is now at Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society

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The original "West Nile Virus" Wildpro volume was funded by the

United States Geological Survey

and the

Wildlife Information Network

Production of the Equine Update 2008 was financed by Wildlife Information Network   and supported by Balcombe Trust, British Airways, Dennis Curry Charitable Trust, First Great Western, Marsh Christian Trust, The Royal Veterinary College and Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society.

European update for the WildTech project - this project is supported by the European Commission under the Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology Theme of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, grant agreement no. 222633.

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