Chincoteague Ponies Receiving Vaccine for ‘Swamp Cancer’

A report posted this morning by Delmarva Now says results from the program are encouraging but boosters will be needed for another two or three years before the vaccine can be considered effective.

Eight ponies on the Virginia side of Assateague Island have died from the disease, formally known as Pythiosis, since 2018.

RELATED: Vaccine for ‘Swamp Cancer’ in Development.

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