The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed a case of strangles in an 8-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Wayne County. The horse is recovering and no quarantines were enacted.
As of January 26, 2018, strangles was added to Michigan’s reportable disease list, which can be found on www.michigan.gov/dvmresources. This is the first reported case of strangles in Michigan in 2018.
The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real time information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people.