EDCC Reports WNV-Positive Horse Died in New York
The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) offers alerts about equine diseases that have been confirmed by reliable sources. The following information is from the EDCC.
Horse with WNV Dead in New York
An unvaccinated, 8-year-old stallion was diagnosed with WNV earlier this week in Cayuga County, New York. The owner first noticed signs on 7/25/2016. The horse exhibited the following: holding head in a fixed, low position; blind; febrile; and ataxia. The horse went down despite veterinary treatment and was euthanized on 7/27/2016. EEE and rabies tests were negative.
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