Seven More Cases of WNV in Horses Confirmed In Kentucky
Reported by: Kimberly S. Graetz, Editor
The Horse Magazine; www.TheHorse.com
LEXINGTON, KY-- (August 16, 2002) ---The Kentucky State Veterinarian's
office reported late on Friday, Aug. 16, that seven more horses
in the state had been confirmed positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
That brings the total number of positive horses in the state this
year to 15, according to Rusty Ford of the State Veterinarian's
office. Of those 15 cases this year, seven survived, seven were
euthanized, and one was found dead.
None of the seven cases confirmed today had been vaccinated against
West Nile virus.
The seven new WNV cases include two from Fayette County (an aged
Thoroughbred mare and a 15-year-old Thoroughbred mare); two from
Barren County (an eight-month-old Tennessee Walking Horse colt and
a 2-year-old Quarter Horse colt); and one each in Logan County (6-year-old
Quarter Horse stallion), Marion County (10-year-old Walking Horse
mare), and Todd County (13-year-old warmblood mare).
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