Michigan Mare Strangles Positive in Lapeer County

A mare in Lapeer County, Michigan, was confirmed positive for strangles, exposing two other horses to the disease.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported a confirmed case of equine strangles in Lapeer County. iStock

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported a confirmed case of equine strangles in Lapeer County. The 13-year-old Quarter horse mare had onset of clinical sign son June 26 that included fever, lethargy and nasal discharge. The unvaccinated mare is recovering.

There were two other horses on the premises that were exposed. There is not official quarantine.

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

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