Equine Strangles in Delaware and Minnesota

One premises each in Delaware and Minnesota reported positive strangles cases.

Strangles was reported on a single premises each in the states of Delaware and Minnesota. Amy Dragoo

In Delaware, the state veterinarian has quarantined a Standardbred training facility in Kent County effective December 17. One horse was reported with a positive culture for Streptococcus equi on December 16.

In Minnesota, an attending veterinarian reported a voluntary quarantine in Dakota County due to two cases of equine strangles. About 100 horses were exposed. The veterinarian reported through the Equine Disease Communication Center that cases were on-going and the affected stable will remain quarantined. Eight of the clinical cases were vaccinated with intranasal strangles vaccine within the last year.

Information for this report came from the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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