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PDFWAC 16-71-100


(1) Strangles (also known as equine distemper) is a contagious, upper respiratory tract infection of equines caused by a bacterium, Streptococcus equi var equi. Strangles is enzootic in domesticated horses worldwide.
(2) Horses that test positive to Streptococcus equi will be dealt with by the state veterinarian on a case-by-case basis.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-13-056, ยง 16-71-100, filed 6/10/10, effective 7/11/10.]
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