More Florida Equine Strangles Reported in March 2018

Florida is now up to 14 official strangles quarantines in 2018.
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Florida Palm Beach, Levy, Clay, Volusia Counties

Recent strangles quarantines have been placed in Clay (two quarantines), Palm Beach, Levy and Volusia Counties in Florida.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed several cases of strangles. 

One premise in Levy County, Florida was placed under quarantine on March 8, 2018, for clinical signs of strangles. Two of the eight horses on the premise are showing clinical signs at this time. 

One premise in Clay County, Florida, was also placed under quarantine on March 8 for clinical signs and a positive PCR of strangles after arriving from a Louisiana “kill pen.” Five of the 43 horses on the premise are showing clinical signs at this time. 

One premise in Clay County Florida was placed under quarantine on March 9 for clinical signs and a positive PCR of strangles after arriving from a Louisiana “kill pen.” One of the three horses on the property is showing clinical signs at this time. 

One premise in Palm Beach County, Florida, was placed under quarantine on March 14 for clinical signs and a positive PCR of strangles. Three of the eight horses on the property are showing clinical signs at this time. 

One premise in Volusia County, Florida, was placed under quarantine on March 15 for clinical signs and a positive PCR of strangles after arriving from a Louisiana “kill pen.” One of the four horses on the property is showing clinical signs at this time. 

The quarantine totals for each of these counties are as follows: one in Levy County, two in Clay County, one in Palm Beach County, and one in Volusia County. This brings the total to 14 strangles quarantines for the state of Florida in 2018.