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Strangles Alert!

Strangles Alert!

Strangles is one of the most common diseases affecting horses worldwide. It also carries a massive amount of stigma with affected yards being locked-down and horses from infected areas being precluded from entering competitions for fear of spreading...

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Strangles

Strangles

Strangles is a respiratory illness that is contagious for horses. The bacteria that causes it is streptococcus equi and the common name, strangles, comes from the sound the horse makes when it has contracted it: just as though he was about to stop breathing...

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