Equine Strangles in Lapeer County, Michigan

A weanling colt in Lapeer County, Michigan, was confirmed with equine strangles and exposed seven other horses.

A weanling colt in Lapeer County, Michigan, was confirmed with equine strangles and exposed seven other horses. iStock

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed equine strangles in a weanling Spotted Draft Horse colt on a property in Lapeer County. The colt had onset of clinical signs on April 5 that included abscessed submandibular lymph nodes, fever and nasal discharge. He was confirmed with equine strangles on April 14. The colt is recovering.

There were seven other horses exposed to equine strangles on the property.

For more information about equine strangles visit this Fact Sheet.

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

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