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Tarrant County Vector Control Supervisor discusses how the county traps mosquitoes for identification.

Tarrant County Vector Control Supervisor discusses how the county traps mosquitoes for identification.

A dozen local horse-owners  listened to information on protecting there their horse from mosquito borne viruses at a program hosted by the Tarrant County Extension Horse Committee on May 5. The program was sponsored by Russell Feed and Supply and held at Russell Hall on Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth.

The speakers included Nina Dacko, Vector Control Supervisor with the Tarrant County Health Department who addressed protecting people around the stable. Then Dr. Sonja Swiger Extension Entomologist with Texas A&M Extension Service spoke on the biology of mosquitoes and how to control them around the stable. The final speaker was Dr. Caitlyn Freeny, an ambulatory equine veterinary from Flower Mound, presented information on diagnosing and treating mosquito-borne viruses in West Nile Disease,

Ron Deadman won the door prize sponsored by Russell Feed after the extended question and answer session. The Tarrant County Horse Committee hosts educational programing including the monthly My Horse University plus health, hoof care, and nutrition programs.

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