Equine Strangles Reported in Michigan

One confirmed case of equine strangles and six suspected cases were reported on a property in Ogemaw County, Michigan.

One mare was confirmed positive with strangles and six others on the property were suspect cases. iStock

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed a case of strangles in a 4-year-old Paint mare in Ogemaw County. The mare had onset of clinical signs on February 1 that included swelling in the throat area. The mare is recovering.

Six other horses were suspected of having strangles on the property. A voluntary quarantine is in place.

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

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