Equine Strangles in Marion and Okaloosa Counties, Florida, May 2021

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported cases of equine strangles in Marion and Okaloosa Counties in May 2021.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported cases of equine strangles in Marion and Okaloosa Counties in May 2021. iStock/HagenCD

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported cases of equine strangles in Marion and Okaloosa Counties in May 2021.

In Marion County, a horse at a boarding facility was confirmed with equine strangles. There were 48 horses exposed at that facility.

In Okalkoosa County, a horse at a boarding facility tested positive for equine strangles. There were nine horses exposed.

These were the 25th and 26th confirmed cases of equine strangles in Florida this year.

For a Fact Sheet on equine strangles click here.

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

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