Results of diagnostic testing completed and reported earlier this week by the University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory has confirmed a diagnosis of West Nile virus in a 12thKY horse.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Equine West Nile web page has been updated to include this 12th case.  The information (includes annual and cumulative summaries) can be viewed by clicking this link:


2018 KDA: WNv012 is

a  5yr KY MTN Geld  – ALIVE

Onset Date: 10/10/18    Presented with Muscle Fasciculation, Lethargic, Inappetence – 10/17 described as much improved and does have a favorable prognosis

Vaccination: No WNV Vacc History,


2018 Y-T-D Summary of Kentucky’s Equine West Nile Virus (Updated 10/19/2018)

Twelve (12) Cases Reported
Animal’s Disposition: Five (5) Alive, Seven (7) Euthanized
Animal’s West Nile Vaccination Status: Eleven (11) Not Vaccinated, One (1) Current Vaccination Status
Affected Counties: Boyle (1), Fayette (1), Harrison (1), Jackson (1), Lewis (3), Magoffin (1) Mercer (1), Pendleton (1), Todd (1), Woodford (1)


Breeds: ASB (1), KY Mtn (1), Pleasure (1), Quarter Horse (1) StdBrd (2), Thbred (2), TN Walking Horse (4)