Two horses in South Carolina have been euthanized after being confirmed positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
The South Carolina State Veterinarian’s office noted that it had received laboratory confirmations of the positive EEE cases this week. One was 4-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare in Jasper County that was vaccinated last fall. The second positive EEE case was a 3.5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding with unknown vaccination status diagnosed in Charleston County.
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.