KY’s West Nile Update 10/15

Results reported earlier today by the University of Kentucky's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirms the diagnosis of West Nile virus affecting a 2nd Kentucky horse. The diagnosis is based on WNv-specific IgM antibodies detected from a sample collected/submitted...

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KY’s WEST NILE Update 9/19/19

Kentucky's First Equine West Nile Case 2019 has been Confirmed.Results reported earlier today by the University of Kentucky's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirms the diagnosis of West Nile virus affecting a horse in BOYLE County Kentucky.  The diagnosis is based...

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DELAWARE PARK – KY Position-Updated 7/5/19

I did earlier this week share with racing officials and the Chief Veterinarian at Delaware Park the procedures, protocols and strategies we have successfully used in the past to help mitigate risk of disease transmission in racing/training environments. The procedures...

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DELAWARE PARK – Strangles 7-1-19

Below is our position description regarding strangles having been diagnosed in a horse at Delaware Park. Please distribute this position statement to your horsemen and other interested parties. Published reports on Sat 6/29 provide information that a horse stabled on...

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From Rusty Ford: Equine Disease Updates 2/18/2019

KY Equine Industry Groups: During the past several weeks, our office has received notifications and/or alerts regarding disease events in other states that could impact (directly or indirectly) our populations here in KY; thus I am taking this opportunity to share...

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From Rusty Ford: Parx Racing: KY OSV Position 2/8

In the communication sent 1/29/2010 describing our concern and position regarding the EHV1 diagnosis, quarantine and anticipated release of quarantine at Parx Racing, we stated the directive issued would remain in effect through the week ending Sunday, January 10. ...

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From Rusty Ford: West Nile – KY Update 11/14

Testing conducted and reported yesterday evening by Equine Diagnostic Solutions in Lexington confirmed Kentucky’s 17th equine West Nile case, bringing to 17 the number of confirmed equine West Nile cases this calendar year. The Department of Agriculture’s web page is...

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