California Strangles Outbreak; At Least 60 Horses Affected

A strangles outbreak has placed a boarding stable in northern Los Angeles County, Calif., under quarantine, and more than 60 horses at the farm remain under close observation. The outbreak of the highly contagious upper respiratory disease caused by the Streptococcus equi bacterium flared up at the stable in November 2004, and the L.A. County Department of Health Services (LADHS)

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