Outbreak Alerts: August 26, 2022 – West Nile Virus – Adams County, CO

State Veterinarian’s Office


Number Confirmed: 1
Number Exposed: Unknown
Facility Type: Private Facility
Age: 9; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/18/2022
Clinical Signs: Weakness, ataxia, unable to rise, fasciculation. Noticed to be off on right hind earlier in the week (owner suspected an injury from falling in the mud), found down.; Confirmation Date: 8/23/2022; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Status Unknown
Comments: A 9 year old Quarter Horse gelding was confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Adams County, Colorado. For more information about WNV, go to: WNV Factsheet.


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