January 22, 2014–During the past hours the KY State Veterinarians Office has received calls describing postings on the internet (primarily social media) As well as multiple mass emailings falsely reporting a mysterious disease affecting horses in and around Central Kentucky.
The Kentucky State Veterinarians Office, working cooperatively with our diagnostic laboratories, veterinary practitioners, tracks, farms, and other industry individuals have reliable disease surveillance protocols in place to detect early any threatening condition.
Please know THERE IS NO VALIDITY TO THE RUMORS THAT ARE BEING SPREAD ? AND THAT WE HAVE NO ELEVATED DISEASE CONCERNS AT THIS TIME.
– Rusty Ford (Equine Programs Manager – Office of State Veterinarian, Ky.)