Rhode Island Equine Strangles Case Confirmed

Strangles has been confirmed in a pony in Newport County, Rhode Island.
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Rhode Island Newport County

A facility in Newport County, Rhode Island, is quarantined due to strangles.

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.