West Nile Virus

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of three confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses in eastern and south central Kansas. Confirmed cases have been reported in Douglas, Johnson, and Sedgwick counties.

WNV is a preventable disease, with annual vaccinations that have proven highly effective. We encourage all horse owners to consult with their local veterinarians and make a vaccination plan for their horses.

News Release 10-1-2020

Prior to 2020, the most recent cases of West Nile virus occurred in 2018.
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