Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Levy County, Florida

A yearling Friesian colt was euthanized due to Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Levy County, Florida.

A yearling Friesian colt was euthanized due to Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Levy County, Florida. iStockPhotos.com

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported a confirmed case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a yearling Friesian colt in Levy County. The colt had onset of clinical signs on April 18 that included circling, dull mentation, febrile and head pressing. He was confirmed on April 23. The unvaccinated colt was euthanized.

For more information about EEE read this Fact Sheet.

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

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