Six EEE Equine Deaths in Florida

Florida reported six positive cases of Eastern equine encephalitis that reported in euthanasia of all six horses.

Six Florida horses were euthanized due to EEE in Alachua, Marion, Nassau and Putnam Counties. iStockPhotos.com

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has reported six confirmed cases of horses euthanized due to Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). 

One horse in Marion County was confirmed positive on May. The eight-year old unvaccinated Paso Fino became clinical on April 23 and was euthanized on April 24 due to a poor prognosis. 

One horse in Putnam County was also confirmed positive on May 1. The 3-year old Quarter Horse became clinical on April 21 and was euthanized on April 24 due to a poor prognosis. The horse was reportedly vaccinated by the owner five months prior. 

One horse in Nassau County was confirmed positive on May 3. The 4-year-old unvaccinated Thoroughbred became clinical on April 30 and was euthanized the same day due to a poor prognosis. 

One horse in Alachua County was confirmed positive on May 8. The 4-year-old unvaccinated Miniature Horse became clinical on May 5 and was euthanized the same day due to a poor prognosis. 

One horse in Marion County was confirmed positive on May 16. The yearling, unvaccinated Minature Horse became clinical on May 3 and was euthanized on May 5 due to a poor prognosis. 

One horse in Marion County was confirmed positive on May 21. The 10-year old, unvaccinated Thoroughbred became clinical on May 14 and was euthanized the same day due to a poor prognosis. 

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