West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases must be reported to the State Veterinarian's Office
In direct response to a recent increase in the number of positive West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases in Louisiana horses, the LSU SVM and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, Veterinary Health Division, would like to remind everyone that according to state regulations, all veterinarians practicing veterinary medicine in this state shall report any equine encephalomyelitis condition to the State Veterinarian within 24 hours after making a diagnosis or tentative diagnosis of any such disease. The report may be made by telephone, fax, or electronic mail.
Also remember that the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab at LSU will test for WNV and EEE at no charge. If an owner requests euthanasia in lieu of testing or treatment, please try to pull blood for these two tests as these diseases do have public health and mosquito control implications.
For a copy of the EEE Reporting Form, please click here.