Kentucky's 10th WNV Case

The 10th West Nile virus (WNV) case of 2006 in Kentucky was confirmed today (Sept. 13), said Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager, of the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. There were only nine total WNV cases in Kentucky last year.

The latest case is a 2-year-old Tennessee walking horse colt in Hickman County that began showing clinical signs on Sept. 9. He was still alive as of Sept.13. He had not been vaccinated.

Updated information on WNV can be found on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's web site at


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Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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