The Rhode Island State Veterinarian confirmed a case of strangles in Newport County, Rhode Island. Strangles was first suspected in an 8-year-old pony gelding based on clinical signs on July 14, and confirmed by PCR on nasal swab on July 18. The pony was imported to the facility from Pennsylvania by a dealer on July 10.
The stable where the pony is housed has been placed under quarantine. There are 24 horses at the facility.