From Rusty Ford: West Nile Update 10/5/18

1 Equine confirmed earlier today as having been affected with West Nile virus. In TODD County Kentucky KDA Reference: 009 is a 6yr STDBRED FE - EUTHANIZED; Onset Date: 09/26/18 – presented ataxic, hyperexcitable, condition progressively worsened, became recumbent and...

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From Rusty Ford: KY West Nile Update – 10/2/18

1 Equine Confirmed Today As Affected With West Nile Virus In Fayette County KY, KDA Reference: 008 is -a  3yr THBRED Fe  - ALIVE Onset Date: 09/28/18 presented with an acute progressing ataxia. Could rise and stand with assistance, not drinking, hypersensitive to...

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9/27/18-KY West Nile Updates 2018/Historical Data

During the past 24hr period we have confirmed a diagnosis of West Nile virus affecting a 7th horse here in KY. The attached document contains both a 2018 Y-T-D summary as well as a brief summary of our historical cases (2001-2017). In WOODFORD County KY KDA...

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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.  ...

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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...

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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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