According to the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services put out two separate alerts on April 13 for confirmed cases of strangles in Florida.
According to the EDCC, throughout the month of March five facilities in Sarasota, Mario, Palm Beach, Osceola and Seminole Counties that were put under quarantine for suspected strangles cases, with at least one horse at all but one of the facilities presenting clinical signs of the disease.
In April several more equine facilities, this time in St. Johns, Okeechobee and Volusia Counties, were put under quarantine after horses on the property showed clinical signs of strangles or were confirmed to have the disease.
Read more on the EDCC website.
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