Seventh Kentucky West Nile Virus Case Confirmed

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office today noted that a seventh 2009 case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed.

An 18-month-old Quarter horse filly in ballard County had an onset of clinical signs of ataxia, lethargy, and inappetence on Oct. 5. By Oct. 15 she was much improved. She had not been vaccinated against West Nile virus.

Of the seven confirmed WNV cases this year in Kentucky, six have survived.

For more information you can visit the West Nile virus page on the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Web site.

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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