I did yesterday receive results of diagnostic testing from Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center that has confirmed a diagnosis of West Nile virus in a 13th KY horse.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Equine West Nile web page is being updated to include this 13th case.  Information on the web page also includes annual summary reports of cases since 2001 as well as a cumulative summary of cases 2001 – 2017. These summaries can be found at www.kyagr.com/statevet/west-nile-info.html

KY’s 13th equine case is in BARREN County Kentucky

KDA Reference: 013 is


Onset Date: 09/28/18    Presented with Fever, ataxia, and little tongue tone. Responded well to treatment and on 10/23 is described as fully recovered

Vaccination: No WNV Vacc History,