Veterinary center reports Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in Kentucky


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MURRAY, Ky. - The Murray State University Veterinary Center reports the first case of a deadly equine disease in Kentucky since 2008:  Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Dr. Wade Northington told Local 6 the disease comes from mosquitoes, then is passed to birds and other animals like horses.

Symptoms are neurological in nature and include loss of appetite, lack of energy, and loss of coordination.

If your animal is experiencing any of these symptoms, get them to a veterinarian.