West Nile virus is the most common mosquito-borne disease in Kansas and in the United States. It causes severe neurological disease in horses.
The horse, a ten-year-old Saddlebred gelding, was from Wythe County and died as a result of the disease.
In a statement Kentucky Equine Programs manager E.S. “Rusty” Ford said the case was confirmed June 13.
EEE kills up to 90 percent of the horses infected. The horse in Madison County did not survive. Although there is no vaccine for humans, the EEE vaccine for horses is particularly effective to protect horses against the virus.
This is the eighth equine EEE statewide in 2016 and the second for Osceola County, the EDCC reported.
Old World alphaviruses (which are transmitted via mosquitoes) have been mostly identified on the African continent,
West Nile Virus has spread throughout the United States since its discovery in New York City in 1939, when humans and horses were found to be infected after transmission from infected mosquitoes
Two horses in Richmond County have been sickened by West Nile virus, the Richmond County Health Department announced Friday.
A few moments with your local veterinary practitioner in Robertson County can help protect horses, mules and donkeys against mosquito-borne diseases, advises Dr. Terry Conger, veterinarian and state epidemiologist for the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), the state’s livestock health regulatory agency.