11th Confirmed Equine Strangles Case of 2021 Reported in Florida

A pony in Martin County, Florida, was the 11th confirmed equine strangles case reported in Florida so far this year.

A pony at a boarding facility in Martin County, Florida, was the 11th confirmed equine strangles case reported in Florida so far this year. iStock/HagenCD

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported a confirmed case of equine strangles at a boarding facility in Martin County. A 6-year-old pony had onset of clinical signs on March 19 that included swollen lymph nodes. The pony was confirmed positive on March 23. The unvaccinated pony is affected and alive.

A total of 21 other horses on the property are considered exposed to equine strangles.

This is the 11th confirmed case of equine strangles in Florida this year.

For more information about equine strangles read this AAEP Fact Sheet.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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