Virginia Reports Second Equine EEE Case for 2016
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced July 12 the commonwealth’s second equine Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) case of 2016.
The affected horse, a Thoroughbred from Suffolk, had been vaccinated and is recovering.
“One of the reasons most veterinarians recommend a six-month vaccination schedule in Tidewater Virginia is because of the prevalence of mosquitos in the area,” said Charles Broaddus, DVM, Dipl. ACT, Virginia’s state veterinarian.
He explained that EEE, a mosquito-borne illness, causes inflammation or swelling of the brain and spinal cord and is also called "sleeping
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