The Ohio Department of Agriculture reports that a 3rd horse has recently died as a result of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infection. Eastern Equine Encephalitis is an infectious disease that affects the brain of horses. The disease is caused by a virus which attacks the brain, destroys nerve cells and causes brain inflammation and swelling.
The onset of symptoms usually starts with a fever that can reach as high as 106 degrees for 1 to 2 days. Additional symptoms may begin to develop one to three weeks later and can include lethargy, fever, muscle tremors, wobbliness (ataxia), and other neurologic symptoms.
If your horse has not been vaccinated this year for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, we urge you to do so immediately. This inexpensive vaccine is very protective against this potentially fatal disease.
Windmiller Equine and Flying Horse Veterinary Practice are co-hosting a FREE client educational lecture on equine first aid and bandaging techniques! After the lecture, there will be a hands on instructional clinic on basic and advanced bandaging techniques and how to evaluate vital signs for your horse. Clinic spaces are limited so RSVP to (614) 695-5225 or email@example.com, the cost of the clinic is $20 and includes lunch to be provided after the talk. If attending the talk, please bring a lawn chair. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, June 9
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thomas Equine Center, LLC
7600 Smoke Rd SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062