Strangles in Two Michigan Counties

Mecosta and Newaygo Counties in Michigan reported confirmed cases of equine strangles.

Strangles was confirmed in Mecosta and Newaygo Counties in Michigan (not photo of actual Michigan case). Amy Dragoo

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed positive cases of equine strangles in Mecosta and Newaygo Counties.

In Mecosta County, a 10-year-old Appaloosa mare had onset of clinical signs on November 6 that included fever and nasal discharge. The mare is recovering. There are five other suspect cases on that property and 37 horses exposed.

Strangles

Mecosta and Newaygo County, MI

Alert ID: 1896

November 19, 2020

Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine

In Newaygo County, a 12-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding was confirmed with equine strangles. He had onset of clinical signs on October 25 that included enlarged submandibular lymph nodes. The gelding is recovering.

For more information on equine strangles download this AAEP Fact Sheet.

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

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