West Nile Virus

Friday, September 15, 2017

(NY) Orleans County: West Nile Virus was confirmed as the cause of neurologic illness in a horse. Once again, this diagnosis was confirmed based on elevated IgG and IgM antibodies detected in an acute serum sample. This gelding presented with stiffness in the front limbs, quivering lips, twitching of the head and a mild fever. This horse had not been vaccinated for West Nile Virus. This horse is also reported to be recovering fully.