Second EEE Case in Michigan

A second horse has been euthanized due to Eastern equine encephalitis in Michigan.

Two horses have been euthanized due to EEE in Michigan this year. iStock

A 19-year-old Standardbred mare in St. Joseph County, Michigan, was confirmed on August 9 with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). She had onset of clinical signs on August 4 that included high fever and recumbency. The unvaccinated mare was euthanized.

This is the second EEE case in Michigan this year.

The first case was reported on August 2 in Kalamazoo County. That yearling Paint gelding had onset of clinical signs on July 22 that included fever and recumbency. He was euthanized. His vaccination status was not reported.

Information for this report came from the Equine Disease Communication Center. You can find more information about EEE and Western equine encephalitis (WEE) on the AAEP website.

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