1 Equine confirmed yesterday afternoon (Thu 10/25) as being affected with West Nile virus

Results completed and reported by Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Laboratory yesterday afternoon did confirm a diagnosis of West Nile virus affecting a 14th KY horse/

 n CARLISLE County KY KDA Reference: 014 is:

a  3yr QUARTER HORSE Geld  – ALIVE

Onset Date: 10/22/18 Presented lethargic with rear limb ataxia – 9/25pm described as much improved with a favorable prognosis

Vaccination: WNV Vacc History is currently unknown.  It is thought the horse might have received a single vaccination in the spring by another veterinarian.  The attending veterinarian is checking to confirm if the patient was or wasn’t vaccinated.

 The Department of Agriculture’s web page summarizing current and historical West Nile data can be viewed at KY Equine West Nile