Mild Winter Brings Early Onslaught of Mosquitoes: Have Equids Vaccinated Against Sleeping Sickness

After a mild winter, Louisiana already has reported its first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), or "sleeping sickness" in a six-year-old unvaccinated Shetland pony in Vernon Parish, adjacent to Texas' Newton County. "We recommend that owners have their equine vaccinated against this mosquito-borne disease, if they live east of Interstate 35, or if they plan to travel to the area with

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