Strangles in horses is one of the most common infectious equine diseases in the UK. It is a highly contagious infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by the bacteria Strep. equi (Streptococcus equi subspecies equi).
Horses, ponies and donkeys of all types and ages can be affected, but young horses typically develop more severe signs.
How can we keep infectious disease at bay? We outline how yard practices and routines contribute to biosecurity
The vaccine is due to be released in the UK next year after successful trials
Until the highly contagious disease strangles is eradicated, early identification and immediate isolation remain key to containing outbreaks. Karen Coumbe
‘We know people are more likely to make positive, proactive changes if they’ve made a commitment to do so’