West Nile virus is a viral encephalitis that is transmitted via mosquitoes from birds. Both people and horses are susceptible.

Affected horses develop neurological symptoms, that will range from mild uncoordinated movements to being unable to stand. About a third of cases recover completely, but it can take 6 months or more. Another third will improve but will have residual neurological damage and may not be safely ridden, and the remaining third will not make it.

In recent years, more cases have been diagnosed in the horse population in Gauteng, and we strongly recommend that we vaccinate against the disease.The vaccine is safe and effective, although it is possible that they may have a mild reaction the first time they receive it.

I would suggest that the vaccine is done after the yearly African Horse Sickness vaccines are completed.

Presently, there is a special on West Nile Vaccine, the cost of vaccination is R300 per time. Please contact Vee if you are interested.

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5 Star Care & Facilities Stables & Livery

5 Star Care & Facilities

5 star care & 24hr supervision. Superb facilities for dressage, jumping, lungeing & carriage driving.

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Expert Tuition & Advice

Lesson in all disciplines by Natalie Hogg. Phaeton Park has been owner managed by Vee Laros for 50 years.

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Regular Shows & Events

Training shows held often including jumping, dressage and utility. Frequent socials and get togethers.

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Horses and Ponies for sale


Phaeton Park Stables specialises in selling well bred and talented horses as well as ponies at a reasonable price. Phaeton Park also will find your horse the right home if you are wanting to sell. Selected horses and ponies are also available for half or full lease if you are not yet ready to buy.

Many happy, successful horse & rider partnerships are the result of buying a horse through Phaeton Park. We pride ourselves on the ability to pair up horses to riders perfectly!

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