Wild horses have died of strangles; BLM says it is impacting half of 2,750 animals

We have been telling you more about than a hundred of wild horses have been dying from equine influenza at a Bureau of Land Management facility in Colorado. Now, another holding facility is reporting deaths.

11 horses removed from Wyoming rangelands have died of a highly contagious bacterial disease at a Wheatland holding facility.

According to the Bureau, roughly half of the almost 3,000 horses have shown signs of Strangles, which is an illness that can cause the head and neck to swell and form abscesses.

It is not known yet how the outbreak started.


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