EEE Confirmed in Horses in Three States

Wisconsin, North Carolina and South Carolina all have recent confirmed cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

Wisconsin, North Carolina and South Carolina all have recent confirmed cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Google maps

Since the start of 2020, the Equine Disease Communication Center has reported EEE in eight states either on the East Coast or along the borders of the Great Lakes. Those states are Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Recently, North and South Carolina and Wisconsin have reported cases of EEE. Following are the specifics of those reports.

Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed EEE in a 7-year-old Belgian mare residing in Chippawa County. She had onset of clinical signs on August 14 that included fever, neurologic signs and recumbency. She was confirmed on August 21. The unvaccinated mare was euthanized.

This was the sixth confirmed EEE case for Wisconsin in 2020 and the second confirmed case in Chippewa County.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed one case of EEE in a 5-year-old mare residing in Robeson County. No other information was reported.

South Carolina

Clemson Livestock Poultry Health confirmed two cases of EEE in South Carolnia. The first case in Colleton Couny was in a 4-year-old vaccinated Paint mare that was euthanized.

The second confirmed EEE case was in a 2-year-old unvaccinated Paint colt in Jasper County. The colt was euthanized.

For more information on EEE visit this page on the AAEP.org website.

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