Today’s Topic: Mosquito season is coming; vaccinate your equine

By on May 8, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

With warm weather also come mosquito season, which brings the risk of mosquito-borne diseases for equine. Horse and donkey owners are encouraged to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (Triple E) and West Nile Virus. Both diseases can be fatal for equine – 90 percent fatality rate for Triple E and 30 percent rate for WNV. However, both diseases are preventable through vaccinations.

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