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Test shows eastern New Mexico alpaca died of West Nile


August 4, 2017

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An Iowa lab confirmed West Nile virus was responsible for the recent death of an alpaca in eastern New Mexico.

Windrush Alpacas owner Rosemary Metcalf told The Eastern New Mexico News reports ( that the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, recently confirmed that an alpaca named Echo died of West Nile.

Echo died July 17 in Curry County after Metcalf says the animal suffered from strange neurological symptoms.

Local veterinarian David Orton says the positive West Nile test result was reported to the New Mexico state Livestock Boar...

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