Wisconsin Confirms Additional Equine WNV Case

The unvaccinated Belgian filly from Clark County is reportedly recovering.
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A sixth Wisconsin horse has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

On Sept. 16, the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported that an unvaccinated Belgian filly from Clark County had tested positive for WNV.

“The filly had trouble standing on Sept. 10 and was tested and treated on that day,” the EDCC said. At last report the filly was recovering.”

Four of the state’s six equine WNV cases confirmed in 2016 have been in Clark County

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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.

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