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.
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.