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Horses + Zoonosis & Human Health

  • Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a dermatophyte (skin 'loving') fungus of which there are several different species. The fungi that cause ringworm in horses include the Microsporum and Trichophyton species, that can infect not only horses but other animal species, including humans.

  • Tetanus is a bacterial disease that can affect most animals and humans. Horses are particularly susceptible because of their environment and tendency to suffer injuries.

  • West Nile Fever is a disease caused by a virus (WNV) carried by mosquitoes. It causes encephalitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord) that can affect humans and other animals as well as horses.

Contact Us

1903 S.E. Third Street
PO Box 163
Aledo, IL 61231

Phone: (309) 582-2622
Fax: (309) 582-2532

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

Farm calls are available by appointment on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Please note we are closed the 3rd Saturday of each month.