The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has confirmed the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a Virginia horse this year. The horse, from Suffolk, was a Saddlebred mare. She exhibited symptoms on June 22 and was euthanized June 23.
In North Carolina, a Pitt County quarter horse has been confirmed as having died after contracting EEE. The disease is a mosquito-borne and preventable in equine by vaccination. [Read more…]