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 10/10 and compatible clinical symptoms.
1 Equine Confirmed Today As Affected With West Nile Virus
In POWELL COUNTY KENTUCKY
KDA Reference 002: is
-a 5 Month Rocky Mountain Horse -Died
Onset Date: 10/09/19 Down, could rise/stand with assistance, while standing presents ataxia with proprioception deficit – did not respond to treatment, progressively worsened.
Vaccination: No WNV Vacc History,
The Department of Agriculture’s Web Page will be updated to reflect this 2nd Equine WEST NILE case in 2019.