Farming and Industry
Agriculture, farming and livestock production is a $4.5 billion industry in Colorado. The industry has special needs for West Nile virus prevention including the protection of humans and animals from mosquitoes; the elimination of standing water caused by irrigation; pesticide use; and the prevention of mosquitoes around livestock areas including pens, watering holes and sewage lagoons.
Horses, chickens and other birds are at risk for West Nile virus disease, but there is no documentation of infection in pigs and sheep. See the horses page for tips.
For more information, contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture at 303-239-4161, your local agricultural extension service, your veterinarian or your local public health agency. (Links)
Links and more information:
a personal protection tip sheet
Spraying in Colorado
more information call the toll-free