EEE Death in Nassau County, Florida, Horse

A mare was euthanized due to Eastern equine encephalitis in Nassau County, Florida, in mid-February.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs reported that on February 12, 2018, one horse in Nassau County, Florida, was confirmed positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). 

The 7-year-old Quarter Horse mare showed clinical signs January 31 and was euthanized due to a poor prognosis. Her vaccination history is unknown.

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real time information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people.

categories
tags
Trending Articles
Horse Stable
13 Texas Horses Positive for EIA
Happy Horses in Modern Stable
Strangles Confirmed in 3 Michigan Counties
madigan-foal-compression-1-min
Madigan Foal Squeeze Technique
The side view of a rider in jeans, cowboy chaps and checkered shirt on a reining horse slides to a stop in the red clay an arena
Fetlock Radiographs: No Association Between Lameness, Pathology  
Newsletter
Get the best from EquiManagement delivered straight to your inbox once a week! Topics include horse care, disease alerts, and vet practitioner updates.

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
Country*

Additional Offers

Untitled
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.