Wisconsin's 12th Equine EEE Case; Idaho Confirms More Equine WNV

Equine disease reports were received from Wisconsin (EEE) and Idaho (WNV).

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a 2-year-old Appaloosa mare that had ataxia and muscle tremors. The horse is responding to medical treatment. 

For more information about WNV go to the AAEP’s website at https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_WNV.pdf.

For more information from Idaho visit the Idaho State Department of Agriculture.

Wisconsin’s 12th EEE Case

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in an unvaccinated 17-year old Quarter Horse mare. The horse was febrile, found down and non-responsive, and was euthanized on August 27. This was the 12th EEE case in Wisconsin in 2017.

For more information visit the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

This article was created with information from the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC). The 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.

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