eastern equine encephalitis

Mosquitoes: More Than Just A Nuisance

Mosquitoes are annoying, but they’re more than just a nuisance—they can carry diseases that harm the neurologic system of both horses and humans. The diseases that affect both horses and humans include: West Nile virus (WNV) Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) Western equine encephalitis (WEE) Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) West Nile Virus (WNV) does not always […]

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Chickens Aid Researchers In Determining Origin Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Researchers say that chickens in Florida have helped them identify a rare, mosquito-borne disease and how it spreads northward. It was determined that Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE) originates in the Florida panhandle and has spread as far North as Nova Scotia, Canada. Because of Florida’s mild climate, the disease, which affects horses and humans, […]

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Second Case Of EEE In New Jersey

The second case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been reported in New Jersey. The affected horse, a 12-year-old gelding that lived in Camden County, was unvaccinated for the disease; he was euthanized on Aug. 27. Spread by mosquitoes, horses that are vaccinated are much less likely to contract the disease. The fatality rate is […]

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Diagnosed In Florida Horse

An unvaccinated horse in Marion County tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on Feb. 28 after displaying symptoms of the disease. The Florida Department of Health in the county suggests that people who board animals around the Citra area should be on heightened alert for the disease and vaccinate horses that have not been […]

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed In North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently confirmed the fifth and sixth positive cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2017. The cases were discovered in a 6-year-old pony mare in Bladen County and a 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Camden County. Both animals had no vaccination history. “EEE is a mosquito-borne disease […]

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Deciphering Fall Vaccination Schedules

While the vaccinations a horse receives is dependent on where he lives in the country and what job he does, there are core vaccinations that the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recommends no matter where the horse lives. These core vaccines include rabies and tetanus, which can be given at any time of year. The […]

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Tennessee Horse Tests Positive For EEE

A horse in Madison County, Tennessee, has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the Tennessee Department of Agriculture reported Aug. 2. As such, the state departments of agriculture and health are advising citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their livestock. “Although Tennessee has never had a documented human case of EEE, it […]

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South Carolina State Veterinarian Confirms Additional Cases Of EEE

South Carolina has had multiple Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases as of late, with the state veterinarian’s office receiving laboratory confirmation of three new cases on Tuesday, July 12. The first confirmed case was a Tennessee Walking Horse; the second confirmed case was a 13-year-old pony; and the third was a 2-year-old Quarter Horse. None […]

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Product Controls Mosquitoes That Carry West Nile, Zika And Other Diseases

A product commonly used by horse farms to treat small bodies of water on their property to control disease-carrying mosquitoes is quickly becoming one of North America’s strongest weapons against the Zika virus. Mosquito Denial, which is made in Fort Wayne, Indiana, prevents reproduction of mosquitoes that lay their eggs in stagnant water. Mosquitoes can […]

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Two More Cases Of EEE Reported In Michigan Horses

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced two additional cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in horses in Calhoun and Van Buren Counties. MDARD was notified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Lab in Ames, Iowa of the results on September 22. Both the Calhoun horse and the Van Buren […]

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