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Equine Strangles in Wisconsin and Michigan

Six horses in Wisconsin and one in Michigan were confirmed with equine strangles.
Wisconsin Counties Washington, Pierce, Sauk, Winnebago, Sheboygan

Confirmed cases of equine strangles in Wisconsin were in Washington, Sheboygan, Winnebago and Sauk Counties. A horse in Pierce County is still under investigation.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed six cases of equine strangles in four counties, with another county having a case still undergoing testing.

There were three confirmed cases of equine strangles in Washington County. There was one confirmed case each in Sheboygan, Winnebago and Sauk Counties. A horse in Pierce County is still under investigation.

Veterinarians, equine owners and stable owners/managers are encouraged to implement voluntary quarantines and enhanced biosecurity in affected facilities.

Michigan Equine Strangles

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed a case of equine strangles in a Quarter Horse in Calhoun County. The horse had onset of clinical signs on July 5 that included cough, decreased appetite and nasal discharge. The horse is recovering.

Calhoun County Michigan map

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed a case of equine strangles in a Quarter Horse in Calhoun County.

There is no official quarantine.

You can download a Fact Sheet about equine strangles here.

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

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