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Bladen horse one of two to die of EEE

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State health officials are warning owners to vaccinate their horses after two horses in North Carolina, including one in southeastern North Carolina, died recently of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, or EEE, within the past two weeks. Full story...
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Sampson Co. deputies seize 60 animals from farm

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Sampson County authorities have seized 60 animals from a farm following a month-long investigation. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Her horses help heal

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videoKim Niggel is our Extraordinary Person of the Week, because of her efforts to help all walks of life enjoy some of the simple pleasures of life. She does so with the help of horses and a few other animals. Full story...
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NC horse farms closing for 2 weeks after 4 deaths

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Some horse farms are closing for the public for two weeks after four Raleigh horses contracted a rare virus and had to be euthanized. The horses were at the same Raleigh boarding facility. State officials confirmed last week they had equine herpesvirus-1. Full story...
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Three horses dead from EEE in Pender County

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The Pender County Health Department says three horses in the county have died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Full story...
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Pender Co. horse dies of EEE

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videoThe Pender County Health Department says a four-year-old miniature stallion has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It's the third case of EEE reported in North Carolina so far this year and second case reported in our area. Full story...
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First NC case of EEE reported in Brunswick County

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture has confirmed the death of a horse in Brunswick County earlier this month was the first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the State for 2013. Full story...
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Man charged after shooting three horses, all three died

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Deputies say a man shot three horses, killing one of them. The other two were later euthanized. Keith Kincy has been arrested and now faces gun and animal cruelty charges. Full story...
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EEE reported in New Hanover, Bladen, Robeson

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Two horses were euthanized this month after contracting a mosquito-borne disease, known as Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, or EEE. Full story...
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NC equine owners urged to talk about vaccination

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Horse owners across North Carolina are being advised to discuss their annual vaccination procedures with their veterinarians to protect their animals from mosquito-borne diseases. Full story...
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Corolla Wild Horse Fund hires 3 to patrol beaches

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The Corolla Wild Horse fund has hired three people to patrol beaches and protect the animals from visitors. Full story...
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Storm kills 12 animals at Lee County horse farm

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Officials say 12 horses died and several others were injured when a weekend twister touched down on a Lee County ranch. Full story...
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