Two Additional Strangles Quarantines Enacted in Florida

Nine reported strangles quarantines have been issued thus far this year in Florida.

Horses in Brevard and Suwannee Counties in Florida have been placed under quarantine for strangles.

On March 2, 2018, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed strangles (Streptococcus equi) in two horses. 

Of the two horses on a Brevard County property, one exhibited clinical signs, but has since returned to normal. One horse with clinical signs and a positive culture located was placed under quarantine. 

This is the first strangles quarantine in Brevard County and the eighth for the state of Florida in 2018. 

A second horse with clinical signs and a positive PCR for strangles located in Suwannee County, Florida, was placed under quarantine. The horse arrived from a kill pen several weeks ago and began exhibiting clinical signs on February 16, 2018. 

This is the second strangles quarantine for Suwannee County and the ninth for the state of Florida in 2018.

This information was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), which works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. 

Trending Articles
Horse eye, Appaloosa horse eye
Disease Du Jour: Equine Recurrent Uveitis  
Madigan Foal Squeeze Technique
Veterinarians in uniform with beautiful brown horse outdoors
Mentoring Equine Veterinarians: 5 Common Mistakes 
mare and foal in field
Research on Equine Yolk Sac Remnant
Get the best from EquiManagement delivered straight to your inbox once a week! Topics include horse care, disease alerts, and vet practitioner updates.

"*" indicates required fields


Additional Offers

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.