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Strangles - 'Streptococcus equi infection'

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Strangles - 'Streptococcus equi infection'

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.

Swelling on the side of the throat is a sign of infection
©Prof Derek Knottenbelt

What is strangles?

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Can my horse be vaccinated against strangles?

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