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 on detectable WNv-specific IgM antibodies detected 9/16 and compatible clinical symptoms.

KDA Reference:    001 is in Boyle County KY
a  7yr PAINT Geld  – ALIVE
Onset Date:    09/15/19 – Presented with a mild ataxia, a bit more pronounced in front limbs

On 9/19 The attending veterinarian reports the patient is continuing to respond with favorable prognosis

Vaccination: No WNV Vacc History