Outbreak Alerts: January 05, 2023 – Strangles – Douglas County, CO

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Confirmed Case: Voluntary Quarantine

Number Confirmed: 3
Number Suspected: 6
Number Exposed: Unknown
Facility Type: Private Facility
Age: 8; Gender: Mare; Breed: Pony; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/2/2023;
Clinical Signs: depressed, colic signs, weight loss. Tender to palpation in throat but no submandibular swelling, or abscessation detected. No fever detected. Very mild nasal discharge; Confirmation Date: 1/5/2023; Horse Status: Quarantined; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;

Age: 9; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Pony; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/4/2023;
Clinical Signs: Submandibular abscess, depression, off feed; Confirmation Date: 1/5/2023; Horse Status: Quarantined; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;

Age: 4; Gender: Mare; Breed: Grade; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 12/29/2022;
Clinical Signs: Bilateral nasal discharge for 3 days duration from 12/28/23-1/3/23, thick yellow mucoid; Confirmation Date: 1/5/2023; Horse Status: Quarantined; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;

Comments: Three horses at a private facility in Douglas County have tested positive for Strangles.  For more information go to: https://www.equinediseasecc.org/strangles

See past published Outbreak Alerts: www.coloradohorsesource.com/category/news/alerts

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