Louisiana Ag Commissioner Concerned About “Unusually High” Numbers of Mosquito Borne Illnesses in Horses

By Theresa Schmidt, KPLC-TV 7, Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES - The horse pictured above is healthy. But horses in Southwest Louisiana have tested positive for both West Nile (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) according to state officials. The Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Mike Strain, says that’s important not just for horse owners but the health of the public as well.