Kentucky has 28 confirmed cases of Potomac horse fever (PHF) in 2017 according to information from the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Of that total, four cases were confirmed in May, nine in June, nine in July, and six in August (as of August 14).
Positive samples were collected from horses in Taylor, Woodford, Fayette, Bourbon, Scott and Harrison Counties.
For more information from the University of Kentucky visit http://vdl.uky.edu/EpidemiologyInformation/EquineMaps/PotomacHorseFever.aspx.
For information about PHF from the AAEP visit https://aaep.org/guidelines/vaccination-guidelines/risk-based-vaccination-guidelines/potomac-horse-fever.
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.