New Equine Strangles Resource Launched by the AHT

13/01/2020

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Surveillance of Equine Strangles (SES) is a new project based at the Animal Health Trust (AHT)...
 
The AHT laboratory network collates data from UK diagnostic laboratories on positive diagnoses of Strangles. Findings are summarised quarterly and then shared on their website.

Click here to view the Surveillance of Equine Strangles interactive web tool.

Funded by the Horse Trust and South Essex Insurance Brokers, SES is investigating where in the UK Strangles is occurring through laboratory confirmation of the causative bug behind Strangles, a bacteria called Streptococcus equi (S. equi). The ability to recognise where in the UK Strangles is being diagnosed allows for owners and vets to increase their vigilance and biosecurity/hygiene measures when they know that they are in, or are travelling to a higher risk area. Not only do we want to help contribute to research into Strangles but one of our key aims is to share our findings with the equine industry to help keep the UK’s horses and ponies, happy and healthy and to reduce the spread of Strangles.

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