Equine Strangles in Wisconsin and Michigan

Six horses in Wisconsin and one in Michigan were confirmed with equine strangles.
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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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