Multiple Eastern Equine Encephalitis Cases in Mississippi

In Jackson, Greene and Hancock Counties in Mississippi, seven horses died or were euthanized due to EEE.

Horses from Jackson, Greene and Hancock Counties in Mississippi were confirmed positive for EEE. iStock/Hagencd

Seven horses in Mississippi were confirmed with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in June and early July by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Following are the reports by county.

Jackson County: Five Cases

A 4-year-old grade mare was confirmed positive on June 7. She was euthanized. She was unvaccinated.

A 2-year-old Quarter Horse gelding was confirmed positive on June 19. He was euthanized. He was unvaccinated.

An 11-year-old Miniature Horse stallion was confirmed positive on June 25. He was euthanized. He was undervaccinated.

An 8-year-old Miniature Horse stallion was confirmed positive on June 26. He is deceased. He was undervaccinated.

A 3-year-old Thoroughbred mare was confirmed positive on July 10. She was euthanized. She was undervaccinated.

Greene County: One Case

A 6-year-old Quarter Horse mare was confirmed positive on June 25. She was euthanized. She was undervaccinated.

Hancock County: One Case

A suckling Quarter Horse filly was confirmed positive on July 7. She is deceased. She was undervaccinated.

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

categories
tags
Trending Articles
Equine Ultrasound Exam
How To Turn Your Veterinary Equipment Into a Revenue Stream 
A30R9540
Disease Du Jour: Regulatory Veterinary Medicine for Horses 
Young attractive veterinarian standing beside horses on the ranch with copy space
The Business of Practice: Starting Your Own Equine Practice  
madigan-foal-compression-1-min
Madigan Foal Squeeze Technique
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.