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Strangles - 'Streptococcus equi infection' Owner Factsheet

Strangles in a highly contagious infectious disease and can be serious or occasionally even fatal as a result of late diagnosis. Know what to look out for and you will almost certainly avoid the unnecessary suffering of your horse and others.

Image: Neck: pharyngeal swelling
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What is strangles?

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How is the disease spread?

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How do I know if my horse has strangles?

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How will my vet diagnose the disease?

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Will my horse need to be isolated?

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Can my horse be treated?

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How can the disease be controlled/prevented?

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Can my horse be vaccinated against strangles?

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