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Three Wisconsin Equine Influenza Cases Linked Through an Illinois Horse Show

One horse in Rock County and two horses in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, were confirmed with equine influenza; all had attended the same Illinois horse show in April.
Rock and Wayukesha Counties Wisconsin

One horse in Rock County and two horses in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, were confirmed with equine influenza; all had attended the same Illinois horse show in April.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed three cases of equine influenza in the state. 

A horse at a barn in Rock County tested positive for equine influenza. Horses from this barn had attended the a horse show in Illinois son April 16-18. 

The other two cases were at a farm in Waukesha County. Veterinarians reported some horses from this barn had attended the same horse show in Illinois on April 16-18 as the horse with influenza from Rock County.

Wisconsin does not generally issue a quarantine for influenza cases, but it does recommend a voluntary quarantine. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection recommended that attending veterinarians work with equine owners and stable owners/managers to implement enhanced biosecurity measures.

For more information about equine influenza read this Fact Sheet. 

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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