ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has three more equine cases of West Nile Virus (WNV), according to the Equine Disease Communications Center (EDCC).

According to the EDCC:

This brings the total to 12 cases in 2018 in New York.

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On Sept. 18, 2018 a 17-year old mare from Mayville, N.Y. (Chautauqua Co) was unsteady on her feet which progressed over a few days’ time. The mare was unvaccinated and was euthanized on Sept. 20th.

On Sept. 19, a 25-year old, unvaccinated gelding from Leroy N.Y. (Genesee County) had a high fever. The next day, he developed ataxia, tremors and lost his appetite. Veterinary treatment was initiated and this horse was alive as of Sept. 28th.

On Sept. 21 an unvaccinated 16-year old gelding from Albion, N.Y. (Orleans Co) had behavior changes, in-coordination and loss of appetite. The veterinarian initiated treatment and as of Sept. 28 the gelding is recovering quite well.

In all three cases, blood tests confirmed active WNV infection.

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