Huge swarms of mosquitoes are draining blood and killing livestock in Louisiana following Hurricane Laura through the state.
Mosquitoes, which were pushed from the Louisiana swamps as a result of the storm, are shedding blood from deer and cattle, as well as some goats and horses, who succumb to anemia and die, vet Craig Fontot Told Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.
“They can’t get enough oxygen,” Fontenot explained.
Dr. Craig Fontenot, a large-veterinarian based in Ville Platte, said farmers east and north-east of the pollen where the storm made its landslide on August 27 have likely killed 300 to 400 head of cattle.
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A deer ranger lost about 30 of its 110 animals, many of which had already been sold, Fontenot said.
The vet said, “He is saying it caused more than $ 100,000 in damage.”
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LSU agent agent Jeremy Hebert in Acadia Parish said the mosquito population “exploded on a bus in the southwestern part of the state”, and spraying programs appear to help, according to LSU.
“The spraying has drastically reduced the population. It’s a night and day difference,” he said.
Veterinarian Dr. of Agricent Extension. Christine Navarre said fans and coverings can also help, although coverings can cause heat stress.
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Livestock deaths from mosquitoes are not a new phenomenon. Fontenot said that he also came after Hurricane Lily in 2002 and Hurricane Rita in 2005. Similar problems have occurred in Florida and Texas after the storm, he said.
So far 27 people have died as a result of the storm and its related damage.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.