Equine Influenza and Strangles in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has reported positive cases of equine influenza and strangles.

Washington’s state veterinarian confirmed equine influenza in Clark County and equine strangles in Spokane County. iStock

The Washington State Veterinarian has confirmed a case of equine influenza in Clark County and a case of equine strangles in Spokane County.

A horse at a private facility in Clark County tested positive for equine influenza. The owner is working with the attending veterinarian and the property is under a voluntary quarantine.

For a Fact Sheet on equine influenza visit this page.

In Spokane County, a horse on a farm tested positive for equine strangles, with seven other horses exposed. The horse showed clinical signs after a second strangles vaccine. Owners are working with a private practitioner, and the farm is under a voluntary quarantine.

For a Fact Sheet on equine strangles visit this page.

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

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