Strangulation Cases Reported in Wisconsin – The Horse

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Commerce and Consumer Protection reported four new cases of strangulation in the state.

A 13-year-old Brown County mare presented with lymphadenopathy (swollen or abscessed lymph nodes under the jaw) and fever. Three horses were exposed at the boarding school, which is now in voluntary quarantine.

A Racine County horse presented with a runny nose. The 15-year-old Belgian gelding was reportedly purchased at an auction in Illinois in late May, and the facility where he currently resides is under voluntary quarantine.

Two horses from Sheboygan County tested positive at a boarding school where three horses were suspected positive and 27 were exposed. A miniature gelding horse presented with a unilateral runny nose on June 8 and was confirmed positive on June 11. The property’s Warmblood filly also had a fever and a 22-year-old Paint mare had an abscess and a draining lymph node, but tests did not confirm their diagnosis. The property is in voluntary quarantine.

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