Seventh WNV Positive Kentucky Horse

Results of diagnostic testing received today from the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center on Friday, Sept. 1, confirmed the diagnosis of the seventh case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Kentucky this year, according to Rusty

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Results of diagnostic testing received today from the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center on Friday, Sept. 1, confirmed the diagnosis of the seventh case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Kentucky this year, according to Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager in the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office.


A 2-year-old Tennessee walking horse filly was euthanized due to complications of WNV. Onset of clinical signs was Aug. 21. She had not been vaccinated.


West Nile virus infection was identified in nine Kentucky equine during all of 2005. Six of the nine survived and three were euthanatized. Eight animals had received no vaccination against WNV, and no information was available on the ninth. 


Updated information on WNV can be found on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s web site at www.kyagr.com/state_vet

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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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