Equine Strangles in Indiana and Michigan

Hamilton County, Indiana, and Cass County, Michigan, reported positive equine strangles cases.

Six positive cases of equine strangles were confirmed at a boarding facility in Hamilton County, Indiana. iStock/HagenCD

An attending veterinarian reported six positive cases of equine strangles at a boarding facility in Hamilton County, Indiana. Twenty-nine other horses were exposed.

The facility is under a voluntary quarantine.

Michigan Strangles Reported

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reported a case of equine strangles in Cass County. The 2-year-old Quarter Horse filly had onset of clinical signs on February 18 that included fever, and swollen and draining submandibular lymph nodes. The filly was confirmed with strangles on February 27 and is recovering.

There were no other reported exposed horses.

One case of equine strangles was reported in Cass County, Michigan. iStock

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

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