Three Premises in Florida Report Equine Strangles

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has reported three more premises with confirmed or presumed equine strangles.

Two Florida premises in Alachua County and one in Marion County have positive or presumed cases of equine strangles. iStock/Hagencd

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported two additional premises in Alachua County, Florida, with equine strangles in February. These premises are not related to the premises in that county reported with strangles in early January 2020.

The two current premises in Alachua County are not related, according to information released by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

The first premises in Alachua County was quarantined on February 4 and has four clinical horses confirmed with strangles.

The second Alachua County premises was quarantined on on February 13 and has one clinical horse confirmed with strangles.

All horses are alive and being treated by a veterinarian.

A premises in Marion County, Florida, was placed under quarantine on February 10. Four of the 20 horses on the premises are showing clinical signs of strangles. Confirmatory test results are pending, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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

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