Disease Alerts

Updates on current disease outbreaks are listed here as they occur and will include the date listed, disease name, location and current status. Specific premises will not be named but the general location by town, county and state will be listed. When locations, events or horses are at risk they will be listed. Updates will be posted as they are received.



Highlands County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 6045
Alert ID: 3493
November 16, 2023
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

FDACS Veterinary Medical Officer

Number Confirmed: 1; 
Number Exposed: Unknown; 
Number Euthanized: 1; 
Facility Type: Private Facility; 

Horse 1: 
Age: 3; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 11/5/2023; Clinical Signs: Incoordination, head pressing, aimless wandering, muscle twitching.; Confirmation Date: 11/12/2023; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;

Comments: This is Florida's 13th EEE of 2023.;