Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

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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

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EEE Horse Death Reported in Louisiana

June 25, 2009

Following the first confirmed case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) this year, Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, DVM, is reminding horse owners to vaccinate their horses. The affected horse died.

Strain said... Read More

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Georgia Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against EEE

June 14, 2009

Two horses in Long County, Ga., have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). The Coastal Health District is encouraging all horse owners in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties to vaccinat... Read More

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Readers Share Top Two Vaccination Choices

June 12, 2009

Approximately 1,270 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which two vaccinations do you feel are most important?"

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Vets Discuss Infectious Neurologic Diseases, AAEP 2008

May 10, 2009

What are the most important neurologic problems veterinarians face throughout the year? That's the question Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, associate dean of the Graduate School at Washington State University and professor of equine... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 06, 2009

A look at equine vaccine options, the necessity of each, and how to plan for boosters throughout the year. ... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms First EEE Case Since 1995

November 05, 2008

According to a statement from the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office, the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, today confirmed a diagnosis of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) in a Paint filly in Gallatin County.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Cases Reported In Mississippi

October 26, 2008

This week the Mississippi State Department of Health reported three new cases of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne virus, bringing the state's total... Read More

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Two Texas Horses Positive for EEE

October 10, 2008

Texas has joined at least five other states this year in reporting cases of Eastern equine encephalitis infection in horses. In Houston County, in the southeast corner of the state, a horse with clinical illness has tested positive for the... Read More

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Massachusetts Horse Diagnosed with EEE

September 25, 2008

Massachusetts health officials are warning people to take precautions against mosquito bites after a horse in Freetown became infected with eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

The state health department says the horse became ill with the... Read More

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EEE Diagnosed in Maine Horse

September 23, 2008

A Standardbred horse in Lebanon, Maine, has been diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE).

According to a statement released by Maine State Veterinarian Donald E. Hoenig, VMD, the recumbent horse presented to Myhre Equine Clini... Read More

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Tennessee Officials Urge Horse Owners to Protect Against EEE

August 30, 2008

The Tennessee Departments of Agriculture and Health this month urged horse owners to protect their horses from mosquitoes and to review vaccination records for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and other mosquito-borne diseases including West... Read More

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Wisconsin Horses Positive for EEE, WNV

August 12, 2008

A horse in Dodge County, Wisc., has died from Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease that is easily prevented by vaccination.

A yearling Quarter Horse died from EEE in Juneau July 28, one day after it showed... Read More

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Florida: EEE Reported in 30 of 67 Counties Thru June

July 04, 2008

The Florida Department of Health has reported positive samples of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in animals in 30 of the state's 67 counties through June 28. At that date in 2007 only 14 counties had positive EEE results from... Read More

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EEE: Florida Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

July 02, 2008

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson is urging horse owners to get their animals vaccinated as the number of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases are on the rise.

As of June 30, there were four times as... Read More

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Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

April 21, 2008

Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More

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Equine Encephalitis:The Ever-Present Threat

April 04, 2008

Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis are known killers, but vaccination can help prevent them.... Read More

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Florida Official Urges EEE Vaccination; 9 Deaths Reported

March 21, 2008

Florida horse owners are being urged to take advantage of the vaccines available to protect their animals against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus, said Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Kills Four Florida Horses

March 02, 2008

Officials in Paisley, Fla., say four horses have died in Lake and Volusia counties from complications of the mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis virus.

Health department officials say a horse in northeast Lake County died from the... Read More

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Mississippi State Reports Surge in EEE, WNV Cases

October 15, 2007

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) have hit Mississippi's horses hard this year, with EEE case numbers surging to more than double 2006 levels. According to State Veterinarian Jim Watson, DVM, there have been 27 cases of... Read More

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New Hampshire Mosquito Pools Positive for EEE

October 04, 2007

New Hampshire state public health officials have announced that four more mosquito pools have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

The pools were in Brentwood, Fremont, Kingston, and Newton. State officials found infected... Read More

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EEE Strikes Indiana Horse

September 11, 2007

The Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has warned residents of Indiana counties Elkhart, LaGrange, LaPorte, and St. Joseph that Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a concern in their area after a horse in Elkhart County was been diagnosed... Read More

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EEE Found in Maryland Mosquitoes

September 05, 2007

Maryland's first Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus positive mosquito sample since 2004 has been confirmed. The mosquitoes were collected from the Pocomoke River swamp in northern Worcester County.

The virus was detected in a pool of... Read More

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EEE strikes Second N.H. Resident

September 03, 2007

A young resident of Newfields, N.H., was in critical condition last night (Sept. 2) after being the second person diagnosed with potentially deadly Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in the state this summer.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Jose... Read More