E.S. Rusty Ford, the equine programs manager for the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office, reported two additional horses confirmed with West Nile virus (WNV). Both horses were alive at the time of reporting.
On August 1 an 18-year-old Saddle Horse mare was confirmed positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Kentucky. She had presented with severe rear limb ataxia and lethargy on July 26, and her condition deteriorated prior to her being euthanized on July 28.