WNV in Kentucky Horses: 13th Case of 2018 Confirmed

The unvaccinated 7-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Barren County responded well to treatment and, as of Oct. 23, was described as fully recovered.
Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

wnv in kentucky horses
West Nile virus is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. | Photo: iStock

Another Kentucky horse has been diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV), E.S. Rusty Ford, equine operations consultant for the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office, said in an Oct. 24 statement. There are now 13 confirmed cases of WNV in Kentucky horses this year.

Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center confirmed the diagnoses for a Barren County horse, Ford said.

The 7-year-old Quarter Horse mare presented Sept. 28 with fever, ataxia, and decreased tongue-tone. Ford said she responded well to treatment and, as of Oct. 23, was described as fully recovered

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share

Written by:

Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

What do you think: Can pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) be managed by medication alone?
109 votes · 109 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!