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.
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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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