KY West Nile Update 9/20/18

Testing completed and reported by the University Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Lab had confirmed an additional 4 equine cases of West Nile virus within Kentucky this calendar year. Cases are confirmed based on detectable WNv IgM antibody in symptomatic equine....

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KY’s 2nd Equine WNV Confirmed – 8/31/18

Results of diagnostic testing received earlier today, confirmed the 2nd equine West Nile virus case diagnosed in KY this calendar year. 1 Equine Confirmed Today As Affected With West Nile Virus In LEWIS County Kentucky: KDA Reference: 002 is a 6yr TWH Stallion -...

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KY’s 1st 2018 – Updated 8/29/18

Diagnostic testing completed and reported earlier today (August 28, 2018) confirms the first equine West Nile virus (WNv) diagnosed in Kentucky this calendar year. The diagnosis is based on detectable WNv specific IgM antibody and compatible clinical symptoms.   In...

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KY’s 2nd PHF Confirmed 6/6/18

I did yesterday receive information confirming a 2nd case of Potomac Horse Fever in Kentucky, and it too is located in Bourbon County.  The premises are greater than 6 miles apart and the findings of our epidemiologic investigations do support our conclusion of there...

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KY’s 1st 2018 PHF Case as of 6/4/18

Information describing KY’s first confirmed PHF case in 2018 follows 2018 EQUINE POTOMAC HORSE FEVER (PHF)Potomac horse fever (PHF) is described to be an acute enterocolitis syndrome that presents as mild colic, fever, and diarrhea in horses of all ages.  The...

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PHF Update

Here is a summary describing 18 Potomac Horse Fever cases that have been confirmed in KY this calendar year. Also do know I anticipate this summary information to be posted on the KY Department of Agriculture’s web page at www.kyagr.com/statevet/equine.html...

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UPDATE: S.Equi Case- KY

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is releasing the following statement: On July 2, a horse residing at a public boarding facility in Oldham County was presented to an equine practitioner for examination.  The veterinarian noted the patient had a fever and nasal...

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