Kentucky Horse Contracts West Nile Virus, Later Euthanized In Menifee County

An 18-year-old pleasure horse in Menifee County, Ky., was euthanized last week after contracting a severe case of the West Nile Virus. According to a release from the office of the state veterinarian, the horse “presented with severe rear limb ataxia, lethargic, front legs crossing and whose condition continued to deteriorate.” Originally seen on Wednesday, July 26, the horse was euthanized on Friday.

The release also indicates that the horse had no history of vaccinations for West Nile Virus.

Kentucky has seen two other reported cases of West Nile Virus infection in 2017, and both of those horses are reported to have survived. One was in Bourbon County and another in Franklin County; only one of the two was reported to have been vaccinated.

 

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