Disease Alerts

Updates on current disease outbreaks are listed here as they occur and will include the date listed, disease name, location and current status. Specific premises will not be named but the general location by town, county and state will be listed. When locations, events or horses are at risk they will be listed. Updates will be posted as they are received.

Graves County, KY
Outbreak Identifier: 5912
Alert ID: 3353
September 23, 2023
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1; 
Number Exposed: Unknown; 
Facility Type: Private Facility; 
Age: 5; Gender: Mare; Breed: Standardbred; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 9/17/2023;
Clinical Signs: Inappetance with muscle fascicultion; Confirmation Date: 9/22/2023; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Comments: This is KY's 5th confirmed equine West Nile case of 2023. 4 horses were unvaccinated and the 5th horse's vaccination status was reported to be unknown but not probable.