Washington State Premises Quarantined for Equine Strangles

One horse was confirmed positive for strangles, with 14 exposed, on a premises in Spokane County, Washington.

One horse was confirmed positive for strangles, with 14 exposed, on a premises in Spokane County, Washington. iStockPhotos.com

The Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed one positive case of strangles on a premises in Spokane County. The positive was in a 4-year-old Quarter Horse mare that had onset of clinical signs on March 9 that included submandibular lymph nose abscess that was open and draining. She was confirmed on March 19.

There were 14 other horses exposed on the property, which is under a self-imposed quarantine.

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

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