Wisconsin Donkey Dies of Equine Influenza and Strangles

A female donkey tested positive for equine influenza and equine strangles, and despite aggressive treatment, she died from her illnesses.

A female donkey tested positive for equine influenza and equine strangles, and despite aggressive treatment, she died from her illnesses. (Donkey pictured here is a stock image and not the donkey mentioned in this article.) iStock/Phanasitti

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.

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