Wild horse deaths in Utah are tied to equine distemper

10/20/2010 | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

The Bureau of Land Management is attributing the deaths of 11 wild horses at the Salt Lake Regional Wild Horse & Burro Facility in Utah to an outbreak of equine distemper -- also known as strangles. The highly contagious disease marked by lethargy, fever, lack of appetite and swelling of the lymph nodes in the throat region. The agency is collaborating with the state's veterinarian to prevent further spread of the respiratory disease, which is commonly found in horses.

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