Six Florida Strangles Outbreaks Reported

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs has reported six outbreaks of strangles that were confirmed in October and November.
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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs has reported six outbreaks of strangles that were confirmed in October and November. 

On October 12, 2017, one premise in Palm Beach County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and positive PCR confirmation of strangles. The index case became clinical on October 9. One of the 10 horses on the property was clinical at the time of quarantine. 

On October 23, 2017, one premise in Palm Beach County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and positive PCR confirmation of strangles. The index case became clinical around October 2. One of the three horses on the property was clinical at the time of quarantine. 

On November 1, 2017, one premise in Gulf County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and known exposure to strangles. The index case became clinical on October 28 after residing at an Oklahoma sale barn. Two of the 12 horses on the property were clinical at the time of quarantine. 

On November 3, 2017, one premise in Marion County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and positive PCR confirmation of strangles. The index case became clinical on October 31. One of the five horses on the property was clinical at the time of quarantine. 

On November 3, 2017, a second premise in Marion County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs of strangles. The index case became clinical on October 30. One of the 14 horses on the property was clinical at the time of quarantine. 

On November 10, 2017, one premise in Pasco County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs and positive PCR and culture confirmation of strangles. The index case became clinical on November 3. One of the three horses on the property was clinical at the time of quarantine. 

This brings the count of Florida strangles quarantines to 35 in 2017.