EEE and WNV Warning for Horse Owners

— Written By Kaitlyn Johnson

Recent heavy rains across the state have supplied favorable conditions for mosquito breeding which provides increased chance for Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). Horse owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses if they have not already done so. Owners are also encouraged to be extra vigilante for the signs of either disease (see attachment).

So far there have been three confirmed cases in North Carolina, of which the horses had not been vaccinated or vaccinations had lapsed, with more expected due to the wet conditions.

Please click here for more information: vaccinate for EEE WNV.DOCX.

Written By

Photo of Kaitlyn JohnsonKaitlyn JohnsonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock/ Field Crops (910) 947-3188 kaitlyn_johnson@ncsu.eduMoore County, North Carolina
Posted on Jul 26, 2013
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