First Case Of Equine West Nile Virus Confirmed In Kentucky

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office has announced that a horse from Bourbon County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first confirmed case of equine West Nile virus this year.

Kentucky Equine Programs manager E.S. “Rusty” Ford said in a statement June 13 that the affected horse is a yearling Thoroughbred filly which began showing signs of disease June 7. The filly was initially down, but was able to rise with assistance. She also suffered seizures and muscle twitching.

By June 9 the filly was showing signs of improvement; on June 13 the attending vet again reported improvement in the filly.

The records indicate that the filly had been vaccinated against WNV in 2016, and had a booster shot June 1, 2017.

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