A 7-year-old mare from Morgan County, Missouri, has been diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV). The University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center said the mare had acute onset of clinical signs on August 2, which included being non-weight-bearing on the left hind. She became recumbent and was euthanized. The mare had been vaccinated in March of 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.