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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed in Jefferson County

A horse was diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Jefferson County last week. EEE is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitos and affects both horses and humans. The virus is found in birds and is transmitted by a mosquito which has bitten an infected bird and then bites a horse or human. The disease is NOT transmitted from horse to horse, horse to human or human to human by mosquito bites or other contact.

The best prevention is vaccination, but immunity takes some time to develop. In the short term, your best bet is modifying your environment to reduce mosquito populations. For details of symptoms and other information on the disease, check on this information from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine’s website. http://largeanimal.vethospitals.ufl.edu/services/internal-medicine/eastern-equine-encephalitis-eee/

If you suspect your horse may be infected, contact your veterinarian.

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Know Your Hay, B, C’s

Know Your Hay, B, C’s is set for Thursday, May 29 at the Jefferson County Extension Office, 2729 West Washington Monticello. Livestock Extension agent Jed Dillard will discuss production, evaluation, storage and feeding practices that will help your hay match your livestock’s needs and minimize hay losses between harvest and consumption. The 7pm program is free, but please preregister by calling 850-342-0187 or contacting Dillard at dillardjed@ufl.edu.

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