Horse quarantine lifted, illnesses still unknown

The quarantine for horses at Laramie County Community College has been lifted after a recent incident on campus where an ill horse was put in isolation.

Strangles, a common equine illness, was the culprit that caused the horse to be put into isolation.

College administrators, veterinarians and equine experts met to discuss the situation. Ten days have passed with no fevers or any signs of illness in any horses.

Classes on campus, and regular equine activities, have resumed while personnel continue to maintain the health safety measures and protocol.

Test were taken from the two other horses on campus that were recently euthanized, and the results ruled out a number of illnesses that would affect a large population of horses. It remains unknown what the illnesses were, or what caused the illnesses, in the horses,

Multiple rounds of thorough cleaning took place in the indoor stalls and related areas.  Currently, it’s not believed that the strangles incident was related to the illness of the other two horses.

As the number of horses on campus grows, LCCC will be reviewing and updating equine health procedures.

About Logan Harrison (41 Articles)
My name is Logan Harrison, I am 21 years old. I was born in the great city of Minot, North Dakota. My father had been sent to the Minot Air Force base, where we lived for four years after I was born. In the year 2000, my father was reassigned to the the F.E. Warren Air Force Base where we ended up staying in smelly, outdated air force housing for three or four years until we moved off the base. I attended Anderson Elementary school and then enrolled into the East High system where I attended Carey Jr. High for three years. After graduating from East High in 2014, I received a scholarship to Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming, to compete on the golf team. During my time there we went to back-to-back National Championships and took second in the region my freshman year, and during my sophomore season we won the Region IX title. I always love a good meal with good company, and I enjoy hanging out and talking with friends and family. I will never pass up an opportunity to pet a dog or any pet. This past winter I took a trip to St. Thomas Island in the Virgin Islands where I stayed with a friend of mine and worked as a kayak guide for seven weeks. That whole experience is something I encourage everyone to do. Get out of your comfort zone and explore a new environment, culture, food, and activities. I went kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking almost everyday. The highlight of my time there was scuba diving, swimming with sharks and exploring an old shipwreck. The ocean is surprisingly very peaceful and magical when you finally reach the bottom. The whole experience taught me that life doesn't actually start until you reach the end of your comfort zone.

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