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Florida Now Reports 40 Premises With Strangles in 2017

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed five additional premises with strangles in the state.
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Florida Strangles Counties 2017

Three more Florida counties have confirmed strangles cases.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed five additional premises with strangles in the state. That brings the total number of strangles premises in Florida to 40 in 2017. Following is information on that latest confirmed strangles premises.

Manatee County Three Premises Positive for Strangles

On December 4, 2017, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed three premises in Manatee County, Florida, were placed under quarantine for clinical signs of strangles. Four horses began showing clinical signs after a trail ride event on November 18 in Citrus County. These are the first three cases of strangles in Manatee County and the 36th-38th cases for the state of Florida this year.

Volusia County Reports First Strangles Premise This Year

On December 5, 2017, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed that one premise in Volusia County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and positive PCR confirmation of strangles. The index case became clinical on December 2. All other horses on the premise are free of clinical signs at this time. This is the first case of strangles reported in Volusia County for this year and the 39th for the state of Florida.

Indian River County Reports First Strangle Premise for 2017

On December 6, 2017, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed that one premise in Indian River County was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and positive PCR confirmation of strangles. The index case became clinical on November 20 after residing at a training facility in Lee County. All other horses at both locations are free of clinical signs. This is the first case of strangles reported in Indian River County and the 40th for the state of Florida.

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