Third 2017 Equine WNV Case in Wisconsin

An unvaccinated Standardbred was euthanized in St. Croix County due to West Nile virus. iStockPhotos.com

Wisconsin confirmed its third case of equine West Nile virus (WNV) for 2017. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection received confirmation of the third p case on August 9. The horse was an 8-year-old unvaccinated Standardbred gelding from St. Croix County. He presented with neurologic signs and was unable to rise when the veterinarian saw him. He was subsequently euthanized.

You can receive alerts about disease outbreaks from the Equine Disease Communication Center, which 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.

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