Equine Strangles in Macon County, North Carolina
A premises in North Carolina reported strangles in a mare and foal with 20 other horses exposed.

Two horses were assumed to have strangles in Macon County, North Carolina, based on physical exams and history. iStock/HagenCD

An attending veterinarian has reported to the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) that a premises in Macon County, North Carolina, has cases of equine strangles.

A 4-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare had onset of clinical signs on August 16 that included dysphagia, fever, inappetence, nasal discharge, salivation and sublingual lymph node swelling. The mare is alive. She had come from a breeding facility three weeks ago in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

A sucking Tennessee Walking Horse foal had onset of clinical signs of strangles on August 16. Those signs included coughing, edema and sublingual lymph node swelling. The baby is alive.

Learn more about strangles from this AAEP face sheet.


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