January Missouri Equine Strangles Outbreak

Half of 30 horses at an equine facility in Ray County, Missouri, have been affected with strangles.

An attending veterinarian has reported an outbreak of strangles at a private facility in Ray County, Missouri. Clinical signs appeared on January 30, 2018, including mucopurulent nasal discharge, dry cough and abscessation. Currently, more than 15 of 30 exposed horses on the premise have been affected with 12 more under quarantine.

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real time information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people.

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