The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed a case of equine strangles and equine influenza in a female donkey in Columbia County.
The donkey's clinical signs included cough, fever and labored breathing. She tested positive for equine influenza and strangles.
Despite aggressive treatment, the donkey succumbed to her illnesses.
For more information about equine influenza read this Fact Sheet.
For more information about equine strangles read this Fact Sheet.
Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.