West Nile Virus

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of multiple confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses across the state from late August through September. Confirmed cases have been reported in Butler, Lyon, Seward, Neosho, Marion, and Wichita counties.

WNV is a preventable disease, with annual vaccinations that have proven highly effective. All of the confirmed cases of WNV in Kansas were in unvaccinated horses or horses with an unknown vaccination history so were assumed to be unvaccinated. We encourage all horse owners to consult with their local veterinarians and make a vaccination plan for their horses.

News Release 9-20-18

More resources:
West Nile virus vaccine info from American Association of Equine Practitioners
10 Tips for Reducing Your Horse's West Nile Risk