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.
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.
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.
Elk Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Grant Teton National Park
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Wildlife Health Laboratory confirmed on December
16 that an elk in Grand Teton National Park tested positive for chronic wasting disease
(CWD). The cow elk was harvested by a participant in the park’s elk reduction program
and tissue samples were collected as part of the park’s mandatory testing program.
This is the first elk to test positive for CWD in northwest Wyoming and in close proximity
to elk feedgrounds
Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls Pet Food Recall for Aflatoxin Health Risk
Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., of Evansville, IN is issuing a voluntary recall of the
listed dog and cat food products due to tests indicating levels of Aflatoxin that
exceed acceptable limits. Products were distributed nationally to online distributors
and retail stores. There have been reports of illnesses and deaths in dogs associated
with the below listed lots of Sportmix High Energy. No cat or human illnesses have