More Equine Strangles in Florida

Additional equine strangles cases have been confirmed in Lake County, Florida.

One premises in Lake County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs of strangles on August 16. Two of the 25 horses on the property were clinical at the time of quarantine. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services noted that the index case became clinical around August 8. 

This is the strangles third case for Lake County and the 27th for Florida in 2017.

This information was sourced from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

This article was created with information from the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC). The 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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