Equine Influenza Confirmed in Eight Florida Horses

Eight horses were confirmed with equine influenza in Polk County, Florida, with 25 others exposed.

Eight horses were confirmed with equine influenza in Polk County, Florida, with 25 others exposed. Google maps

An attending veterinarian reported through the Equine Disease Communication Center that eight horses had been confirmed with equine influenza in Polk County, Florida. Twenty-five other horses were exposed.

Five of the eight influenza-affected horses had details reported as follows:

A 6-year-old Paso Fino mare first showed clinical signs on June 7 of fever and bilateral nasal discharge. She was confirmed with flu on June 10. The mare had been vaccinated.

A 17-year-old Saddlebred gelding began showing clinical signs on June 13 of fever and lethargy. He was confirmed with flu on June 18. The gelding was vaccinated.

A 2-year-old Paso Fino mare and two yearling Hackney Pony colts showed clinical signs on June 14 of fever and lethargy. All three were confirmed with flu and were vaccinated.

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