The Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services reported on a Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) case in a 4-year-old pony from Columbia County in northern Florida. The unvaccinated horse presented with signs of apprehension, depression, fever, muscle twitch, incoordination, inability to stand, and head pressing, and listlessness earlier this month. TheContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) reported a Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) case in an unvaccinated donkey in Orange County. The donkey, a four-year-old mare, began showing symptoms in mid- November–down, recumbency, unable to rise. The animal was euthanized. This is Florida’s 22nd confirmed case of EEEContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is encouraging Florida’s horse community to be vigilant of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), a serious viral disease that can affect horses, birds, and humans and cause neurological injury and death. FDACS officials recently confirmed the state’s ninth equine case of EEE this year, in a yearling StandardbredContinue Reading

Officials in Polk County have reported a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse this week. The eighteen month old, unvaccinated Quarter Horse had not been off the property in at least 6 months. Clinical signs began April 4th and the horse passed on the same day. The caseContinue Reading