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strangles

(strang'gĕlz),
A highly contagious condition of horses resulting from infection with Streptococcus equi subsp. equi. Abbreviated taxonomy: Bacteria; Firmicutes; Lactobacillales; Streptococcaceae; Streptoccus; Streptococcus equi. Lymphadenopathy, especially of mandibular, parotid, and retropharyngeal lymph nodes; may abscess and impinge on the airways (thus the familiar name, which is derived from the verb strangle); causes mucopurulent nasal discharge, anemia, cough, can progress to lower airway infection, and may recrudesce months later as mesenteric lymphadenopathy with abscessation (so-called bastard strangles) and lead to signs of colic. A vaccine is available.

strangles

(străng′gəlz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
An infectious disease of horses and related animals, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi and characterized by inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane and abscesses under the jaw and around the throat that cause a strangling or choking sensation.
A form of restraint used to subdue overactive, unruly, violent, or inebriated subjects to prevent them from harming themselves and others, which consists of occluding the upper airway by compressing the thyroid cartilage and displacing the tongue posteriorly; the choke hold is more dangerous than the carotid sleeper, which cuts off the flow of blood to the brain, but does not compromise the airways

strangles

an acute disease of horses caused by infection with Streptococcus equi subsp. equi, and characterized by fever, purulent rhinitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, abscessation of the draining lymph nodes and cough.

puppy strangles, juvenile strangles
see juvenile pyoderma.
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STRANGLES is the most commonly diagnosed infectious equine disease in the world.
The swollen glands can restrict airways, hence the name strangles.
The Animal Health Trust is conducting research to evaluate a new strangles vaccine for intramuscular administration.
The Princess Royal opened the meeting, held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, by describing her own experience with an outbreak of strangles in her stables.
I learnt the hard way just how difficult strangles is," she said.
Equally, I've been around horses for a very long time, and that's the first time I'd actually seen strangles, so you can understand how people forget it quite quickly, until it does become a major issue.