The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed a case of equine strangles in Shiawassee County. The 15-year-old Paint gelding had onset of clinical signs that included fever and nasal discharge. He was confirmed with equine strangles on April 27. The gelding is affected and alive.
This is the third confirmed case of equine strangles from a premises first reported as having strangles in February of 2021. It is unclear at this time how many horses, if any, could have been exposed and developed clinical signs of strangles. For more information about equine strangles read this Fact Sheet.
Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.