Middlesex Horse Succumbs To West Nile

Published: September 10, 2018 01:15 pm EDT

This past Thursday (Sept. 6), the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs received confirmation of the first case of equine West Nile Virus infection in 2018 in Middlesex County.

The five-year-old unvaccinated gelding developed acute and severe neurological signs and was euthanized.

To access a fact sheet on West Nile Virus in horses, click here.

To view the OMAFRA statistics/map on equine neurological disease for 2018, click here.

(With files from the EDCC and OMAFRA)