Horry County sees second horse related EEE case of the year - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Horry County sees second horse related EEE case of the year

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Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) - Three hoses have contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis in South Carolina so far this year.

According to the Clemson’s Director of Livestock Poultry Health, Dr. Boyd Parr, who also serves as South Carolina’s State Veterinarian, Horry County recently saw its second case of a horse infected with EEE.

Dr. Parr says Colleton County has also seen one case.

In each of the three cases none of the horses had been vaccinated and none have survived, according to Dr. Parr.

“We continue to urge horse owners in South Carolina to check with their veterinarians to be sure their horse’s vaccinations are up to date for EEE, West Nile Virus and rabies,” Dr. Parr says.

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