EEE in South Carolina: One Horse Euthanized

Clemson Livestock Poultry Health confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis in the 3-year-old mare on July 26.
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EEE in South Carolina: One Horse Euthanized
The 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare resided in Marlboro County. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Equine Disease Communication Center has reported Clemson Livestock Poultry Health’s confirmation of the mosquito-borne disease Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare on July 26, 2019; this is South Carolina’s second reported case of EEE this year.

The mare’s vaccination history is unknown.

Clemson Livestock Poultry Health reported on its Facebook page that the mare resided in Marlboro County. Officials instructed South Carolina residents to check with their veterinarians that horses are up to date on their EEE, West Nile virus, and rabies vaccinations

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Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family’s horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again (“Happy”). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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