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Disease Update Archive


Plague Confirmed in Johnson County Cat - January 2018

Laboratory testing at the University of Wyoming has recently confirmed a Johnson County cat was infected with plague, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). No human cases have been identified. The cat’s home is in Kaycee and the animal is known to wander outdoors. The illness was confirmed by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory in Laramie.


Q-fever - March 2018

Diagnosis of two separate, isolated cases of Q-fever in sheep and goats was recently confirmed at WSVL. One of the cases is in southwest Wyoming, and the other in northwest Wyoming. They are currently being addressed by WLSB and WDH veterinary staff. The cases are not epidemiologically related.


Rabies in Cheyenne Horse - March 2018

A Cheyenne horse has tested positive for rabies, adding to the four cases of skunk rabies found in Laramie County so far in 2018, reported by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory in Laramie. Owners should be aware livestock and horses can be infected with rabies, and any animal showing abnormal behavior may be infected.

canine dysautonomia

Canine Dysautonomia

This survey is meant to obtain information on dogs that have been diagnosed or highly suspected cases of canine dysautonomia. Questions with regards to this survey maybe directed to Dr. Brant Schumaker, Epidemiologist with the WSVL ( The time impact of this survey is 20 minutes.

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1174 Snowy Range Rd

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-9925

Toll Free: 1-800-442-8331

Fax: 307-721-2051


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