West Nile claims two Kentucky horses, one in Trigg
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Oct 30, 2013 | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A case of the West Nile encephalitis virus has been confirmed in a horse in Trigg County by state officials, and that horse had to be euthanized, according to the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office.

That office announced last Tuesday that a Trigg County horse was one of 11 in Kentucky that tested positive for the virus this year. Kentucky Equine Programs Manager E.S. Ford said in an article on www.thehorse.com that a 4-year-old Shire gelding, which wasn’t vaccinated against the virus, “became recumbent” on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and was euthanized.

At press time, nine of the horses in Kentucky that have been diagnosed with West Nile have recovered or are recovering, and two of the horses, including the one in Trigg County, have been euthanized, said the article.

The State Veterinarian site indicated that 10 of the 11 infected horses were unvaccinated.

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