Two Horses Dead from EEE in Florida

A horse each in Jefferson and Madison Counties in Florida are now dead due to Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).


The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported that one horse died and one horse was euthanized due to Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in adjacent counties in the northern part of the state.

In Jefferson County, a horse was confirmed positive on June 25 at a private facility. The horse had onset of clinical signs on June 22 that included depression, head tilt, incoordination and muscle twitching. That horse is deceased. That was the eighth confirmed case of EEE in Florida this year.

In Madison County, a horse at a private facility had clinical signs that included head tilt, incoordination and muscle twitching. The undervaccinated horse was euthanized.

That was the ninth case of EEE for the state this year.

You can read a Fact Sheet on EEE.

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

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