An isolation barn in Providence County, RI, is under quarantine after the confirmation of Strep equi from a nasopharyngeal sample. The affected equine is a 2.5-year-old Miniature Horse that had been bought by a New Hampshire-based rescue from an auction in Pennsylvania; the mini was then brought to the farm in Rhode Island, where it was worked up for possible pneumonia and nasal discharge.
The horse was placed in an isolation barn upon arrival and has not had contact with any of the 50 other horses housed on the farm. Because of these biosecurity measures, only the isolation barn and the horses housed within that barn are under quarantine.
There are a number of diseases reported each year that occur in equines that are sold through auctions and transferred to rescue agencies.
Read more at the Equine Disease Communication Center.
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