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.
Description of the four (4) cases confirmed today follows:

In BOYLE County Kentucky
KDA Reference: 006
a 15 yr TN WALKING HORSE Fe – EUTHANIZED

Onset Date: 09/18/18 Ataxic on 9/18 – progressively worsened was euthanized 9/20

Vaccination: No WNV Vacc History,

In HARRISON County KY
KDA Reference: 003
a 5yr PLEASURE Fe – EUTHANIZED

Onset Date: 09/15/18 Lethargic, muscle fasciculation lower jaw and chest areas, rear limb ataxia

Vaccination: No WNV Vacc History

In JACKSON County KY
KDA Reference: 005
a 18 mo STDBRED Fe – ALIVE

Onset Date: 09/10/18 Serious Condition, Rear limb ataxia, crossing over in front feet// 9/20 advised will be rechecked this afternoon
Vaccination: No WNV Vacc History,

In MERCER County KY
KDA Reference: 004
a 12 yr AMER SADDLEBRED Fe – EUTHANIZED

Onset Date: 09/13/18 Ataxic, Muscle Fasciculation, Low grade fever, Euthanized 9/19

Vaccination: No WNV Vacc History,

Kentucky’s Y-T-D Equine West Nile Virus (Updated 09/20/2018)
Six (6) Cases Reported
Animal’s Disposition: One (1) Alive, Five (5) Euthanized

Animal’s West Nile Vaccination Status: Six (6) Not Vaccinated,

Affected Counties: Boyle (1), Harrison (1), Jackson (1), Lewis (1), Mercer (1), Pendleton (1)
Breeds: ASB (1), Pleasure (1), Quarter Horse (1) StdBrd (1), TN Walking Horse (2)