On August 3, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food received Confirmation of West Nile virus (WNV) in a 2-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Carbon County. On presentation, the horse was ataxic and exhibited hindlimb weakness. As of August 8, the horse had responded to treatment and is expected to recover. This is the first WNV case for Utah in 2017.
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.