Fifth 2017 Equine WNV Case In Utah

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Utah Duchesne County

Utah's fifth equine WNV case this year was in Duchesne County.

A Quarter Horse mare in Duchesne County, Utah, was euthanized due to complications of West Nile virus (WNV) on August 25, according to information from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.

On August 30 the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food confirmed that a 3-year old Quarter Horse mare was recumbent at presentation on August 25, did not respond to treatment and was subsequently euthanized. This was the fifth WNV case in Utah this year.

This article was created with information from the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC). The EDCC works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real time information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people.