Potomac Horse Fever Fatality in Kentucky

A Thoroughbred filly in central Kentucky recently succumbed to Potomac horse fever (PHF), a disease that is detected only once or twice per year in the Commonwealth. The cause of death was a mystery until test results were received from the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) on June 27.

Potomac horse fever first hit the horse industry in the mid-1980s with

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