Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

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WNV: Second Kentucky Horse Confirmed, Euthanized

September 10, 2010

This week veterinarians confirmed Kentucky's equine West Nile virus (WNV) case of 2010. The 6-year-old Morgan stallion, located in Shelby County just southeast of Louisville, was found down and unable to rise and was later euthanized.... Read More

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EEE: New York Confirms First Case in 2010

September 02, 2010

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker announced the state's first confirmed equine case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this year on Aug. 27. The affected horse was a 2-year old gelding kept in Oswego County. EEE is a ... Read More

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Third Massachusetts Horse Dead from EEE

August 23, 2010

A third Massachusetts horse has died after being infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). On Aug. 13 a 3-year-old horse from Lancaster, located in Worcester County, died after developing clinical signs of the illness the previous day.... Read More

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Michigan Sees Rise in EEE Cases

August 20, 2010

The number of equine victims of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Michigan continues to rise as laboratory tests come back confirming each horse's cause of death. As of Aug.19 there were 74 reports of the mosquito-borne disease... Read More

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EEE Vaccination Timing Critical for Protection

August 20, 2010

Vaccinating at the proper time of the year against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is critical to protecting horses from the sometimes-fatal mosquito-borne disease, according to Judy Marteniuk, DVM, MS, associate professor in Equine Medicine ... Read More

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WNV and EEE: Massachusetts Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

August 09, 2010

Massachusetts state officials have urged horse owners to vaccinate their horses against West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) after a second horse was euthanized last week. This was the first case of EEE in Worchester County si... Read More

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Michigan Horses Found Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

July 30, 2010

The Michigan departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture (MDA) received confirmation on July 26 from the Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) that a three month old Percheron fill... Read More

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EEE: Another Florida Horse Dead

July 27, 2010

Less than one week after a Massachusetts colt died due to the disease, Florida has seen yet another horse die from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

This news is not ne... Read More

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EEE Claims Massachusetts Colt

July 24, 2010

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) this week reported a 7-month old horse from Middleborough was diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Infection was confirmed by the William Hinton State Laboratory Institute on July... Read More

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EEE: Two Horses Confirmed in Georgia

July 09, 2010

Just one week after the Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner announced a spike in Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases, the Georgia Division of Public Health has confirmed two positive cases of EEE in horses found in Brooks Count... Read More

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EEE: Florida Horse Owners Cautioned about Spike in Cases

June 30, 2010

Florida horse owners are being urged by Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson to get their animals vaccinated following an upsurge in the number of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases.

According t... Read More

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Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Case Confirmed in Florida

May 28, 2010

The first 2010 case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Florida's Marion county was confirmed May 24. A horse in the northwestern part of the county contracted EEE and was euthanized, according to a spokesperson for the Marion County He... Read More

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Virginia Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate for WNV, EEE

April 26, 2010

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges all horse owners to ask their veterinarians for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) vaccination recommendations for their animals. An increased number ... Read More

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EEE and West Nile Virus Cases Continue to Climb

September 12, 2009

A total of 203 cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been reported in the United States this year according to the USDA's National Animal Health... Read More

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Mosquito-Borne Horse Diseases Update

September 06, 2009

Many equine health professionals are worried that because of the economic recession that's lasted more than a year, many horses are either not vaccinated or are under-vaccinated to protect them agasint common diseases.

According to the... Read More

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Mosquito-Borne Equine Diseases Prevalent on Both Coasts

September 03, 2009

As of Aug. 25, Florida led the United States in the number of documented equine cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease with mortality rates of around 90% in horses. Washington state officials had confirmed the most... Read More

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Maine Reports Five EEE Horse Deaths, Three Suspect

September 03, 2009

Five horses in Maine have died of confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and animal health authorities are waiting on test results of another three "suspicious" cases, reported the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (Maine CDC)... Read More

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Maine Reports EEE Case

August 22, 2009

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Department of Agriculture's Animal Health and Industry Division announced last week that a 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding... Read More

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Florida Leads Country in EEE Cases

August 18, 2009

Florida continues to lead the United States in the number of cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne... Read More

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EEE Reports Prompt Horse Vaccination Push

July 27, 2009

Recent reports of several horses dying from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) serve as a reminder that horse owners should make sure their horses are vaccinated.

"We've always recommended that horse owners in Oklahoma vaccinate for it as a... Read More

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Two East Texas Horses Die of EEE

July 17, 2009

Two horses in East Texas, one in Jasper County and the other in Newton County, have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Humans also are susceptible to EEE, which causes inflammation of the brain. The disease is spread by mosquitoes, and... Read More

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Québec Eastern Equine Encephalitis Outbreak of 2008 Reviewed

July 13, 2009

Following is a report by the animal health surveillance network (RAIZO) of the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec.

Only two cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) had been reported in Québec... Read More

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Virginia Horse Positive for EEE

July 13, 2009

Virginia's first case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a horse this year has been confirmed by the Virginia Department... Read More

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EEE, WEE, and VEE (Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis)

July 01, 2009

Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis can be deadly, but they also can be prevented.

Author’s Note: My grandfather and his neighbors in southern Idaho lost several work horses to "brain... Read More