West Nile Virus (WNV)

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Kentucky Reports First Equine WNV Cases of 2016

August 29, 2016

Both affected horses--one from Barren County and one from Hardin County--were unvaccinated, but are recovering.... Read More

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How to Protect Your Horse from West Nile Virus Infection

August 26, 2016

Late summer is peak transmission season for West Nile, and equine case numbers are rising in many regions.... Read More

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Maryland Owners Urged to Keep Horses' Vaccinations Updated

August 25, 2016

Preventing disease is less expensive than treating it, so officials are encouraging horse owners to be proactive.... Read More

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Utah Confirms First Equine WNV Cases of 2016

August 25, 2016

Both cases were confirmed in unvaccinated horses from Uintah County.... Read More

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New York Horse Owners Urged to Minimize West Nile Virus Risk

August 23, 2016

There has been one confirmed equine WNV case in the state so far this year.... Read More

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New Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in California, Minnesota

August 22, 2016

California has confirmed eight and Minnesota has reported seven WNV cases in horses thus far in 2016.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Two Idaho Horses

August 19, 2016

The two unvaccinated horses from Boundary County died as a result of the disease. ... Read More

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West Nile Confirmed in Two Nevada Horses

August 18, 2016

A horse in Churchill County and another in Clark County have tested positive for West Nile virus.... Read More

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Oklahoma Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

August 17, 2016

The 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Muskogee County was euthanized. Her vaccination history is unknown.... Read More

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Poll Recap: West Nile Virus Protection

August 16, 2016

Of the 832 respondents, 713 (86%) said their horses are up-to-date on their West Nile virus vaccines. ... Read More

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Texas Confirms Six New Equine West Nile Cases

August 16, 2016

The laboratory also confirmed one case of Eastern equine encephalitis in a horse residing in Orange County.... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against EEE, WNV

August 15, 2016

So far in 2016, five Louisiana horses have died as a result of Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horse Dies of West Nile Virus

August 09, 2016

The 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding resided in St. Croix County.... Read More

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Colorado Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2016

August 09, 2016

The infected horse is reportedly a 6-year-old Friesian mare. ... Read More

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North Dakota Mule Dies of West Nile Virus

August 09, 2016

The mule, located in Burleigh County, had not been vaccinated against the disease.... Read More

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New York Horse Contracts West Nile Virus

August 05, 2016

The unvaccinated 8-year-old stallion from Cayuga County was euthanized on July 27.... Read More

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Colorado Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

August 05, 2016

A horse in Weld County is the first confirmed case of WNV in a Colorado horse in 2016.... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

August 04, 2016

The affected draft-cross stallion, residing in Mille Lacs County, is alive but showing neurologic signs of disease. ... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

August 02, 2016

The unvaccinated 1.5-year-old Friesian stallion has been unable to stand for a week and is receiving supportive care.... Read More

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Nebraska Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016

July 27, 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Garden County, has been euthanized.... Read More

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

July 27, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More

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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016

July 26, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old mare from Grandview is showing neurologic signs of disease.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms Third Equine EEE Case of 2016

July 25, 2016

The affected horse--a mare from Chesapeake with an unknown vaccination history--died a day after contracting EEE.... Read More

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California Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

July 21, 2016

The unvaccinated filly from Sacramento County is recovering.... Read More

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Equine West Nile Threat Increases During Mosquito Season

July 13, 2016

Vaccination and proper management techniques can help offer horses protection from disease.... Read More