Help us welcome our newest doctor!
Dr. Holly Lyons
We would like to welcome Dr. Holly Lyons to our practice.
Now Is The Time Vaccinate For The Fall Mosquito Season!
140 cases of EEE, with Florida in lead
Aug 21, 2009
National Report — Seventeen states have reported 140 cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) so far this season, based on the latest tally from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and some individual state reports. Most cases on the list provided by APHIS’ National Animal Health Surveillance System (NAHSS), last updated on Aug. 11, were in southern states, led by Florida, with 48 cases.
Georgia had 29 cases, Mississippi 21, North Carolina eight, Alabama six, Texas three and South Carolina two. Virginia had six cases, Maine two and Minnesota one.
EEE, transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, is most active in August and September. In 2008, 185 EEE cases in horses were reported, with Florida in the lead with 89 cases.
Horses are considered a “dead-end” host for the virus, in that the amount of the virus in their bloodstream usually is insufficient to infect mosquitoes. Humans can be infected directly through mosquito bites.
Veterinarians urge owners to have horses inoculated against EEE and other mosquito-borne infections, including West Nile virus (WNV).
Dinner & Lecture February 24, 2009
The Equine Medical Center is hosting a dinner and lecture on Tuesday February 24, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be choice of baked steak or chicken cordon bleu. The speaker will be Jody Wade D.V.M. The topic will be “Making The Most Of The Money You Spend On Your Horse”. Please RSVP by February 20.