Until the highly contagious disease strangles is eradicated, early identification and immediate isolation remain key to containing outbreaks. Karen Coumbe MRCVS shares the latest research
The development of the vaccine is hoped to have benefits to the health of horses around the world
The Shetland pony had to spend three months in isolation while awaiting the all-clear from the infection
‘This is a devastating blow for a small charity like ourselves particularly coming into winter’ said the centre's founder
A horse stabled at the venue had been exposed to the highly contagious infection
A technique developed by the Animal Health Trust in strangles research was used in a breakthrough by scientists looking at sore throats in humans
Redwings aims to increase awareness of the disease and aid its prevention, with the ultimate goal being eradicating strangles in the UK
"Imagine how much better off we would be if we knew where the other outbreaks and infectious diseases are"
'We will be implementing a strict biosecurity policy in order to bring the infection under control as soon as possible.'
Two of the sanctuary's centres are affected, and doors will not be reopened until vets confirm them free of the infection
The company's long-distance treks attract clients from as far afield as Canada and the US to the region
The hunter "assumed stolen" after going missing for 10 days and sparking a nationwide search last year, has died after contracting strangles
Shows have been cancelled and yards closed
Redwings Horse Sanctuary has launched a strangles survey to gain a better understanding of horse owners’ perceptions of the disease
Equestrian centres in Hampshire are cancelling Easter competitions following an outbreak of strangles at a riding school earlier this month
The last strangles quarantine zones at Redwings Horse Sanctuary have been lifted following an outbreak in February
No further cases have been reported in a strangles outbreak that happened earlier this month
Three cases of strangles have been confirmed in Cornwall. Owners are being urged to be on guard for signs of the disease.
The charity’s Piggots centre in Norfolk remains under quarantine, where the team continue to treat a number of cases
The Mare and Foal Sanctuary has confirmed an outbreak of strangles at its rehabilitation centre in Newton Abbot, Devon