WNV in Virginia Horses: Fourth Case of 2018 Confirmed
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) confirmed a case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Smyth County horse, the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Oct. 17. This is the fourth confirmed case of WNV in Virginia horses in 2018.
“An unvaccinated 22-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding developed an abnormal gait on Oct. 8,” the EDCC said. “Serum from the horse was tested using by IgM Capture ELISA at the VDACS Warrenton Regional Animal Health Laboratory. The horse has slowly improved since onset with supportive therapy.”
In 2017 there was just one confirmed case of WNV in Virginia horses, according to USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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