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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported last week on a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a 13-year-old Quarter Horse mare in Jackson County.

The horse showed clinical signs of elevated temperature, incoordination, inability to stand, and blindness. The animal was euthanized.

Officials call the horse’s vaccination status “undervaccinated”.

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This is the ninth confirmed case of EEE in Florida in 2023–The eight other cases this year were reported from Lake County (1-January), St. John’s County (2-February, July), Polk County (2-both in April), Baker County (1-May), Jefferson County (2-June, July).

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