West Nile Virus

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of several confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses across the state of Kansas in 2023. Confirmed cases have been reported in Barber, Butler, Douglas, Ford and Pratt 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 8-25-2023

Prior to 20203 the most recent cases of West Nile virus occurred in 2020.
News Release 10-1-2020
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