Kentucky's 14th WNV Case Confirmed

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office announced today (Sept. 20) the 14th confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state. Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager, said an 8-year-old Thoroughbred filly was euthanatized in Lincoln County. Onset of her clinical signs was Sept. 9, and she had no history of vaccination.

Ford said historically, Kentucky WNV cases peak this time of year. Vaccination of all equids is encouraged.

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

About the Author

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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