Clinical West Nile virus infection in 2 horses in western Canada
Abutarbush, S. M.O'Connor, B. P.Clark, C.Sampieri, F.Naylor, J. M.
The Canadian Veterinary Journal. La Revue Veterinaire Canadienne
Two horses had a history of ataxia and weakness or recumbency. One recovered and was diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV) infection by serologic testing. The other was euthanized; it had meningoencephalomyelitis, WNV was detected by polymerase chain reaction. West Nile virus infection is an emerging disease. Year 2002 is the first year in which cases have been seen in Saskatchewan.