Ninth Florida Equine Strangles Case Reported

A horse at a Lee County, Florida, boarding facility was confirmed with equine strangles on February 7; five other horses at the facility were exposed.

A horse at a Lee County, Florida, boarding facility was confirmed with equine strangles on February 7; five other horses at the facility were exposed. iStock/Hagen CD

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed a case of equine strangles at a boarding facility in Lee County, Florida, on February 7. The horse had onset of clinical signs on February 1. 

Five other horses at the boarding facility were exposed.

This was the ninth confirmed case of equine strangles for Florida in 2022. 

For more information read this Strangles Fact Sheet.

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

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