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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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Streptococcus equi infections in horses: guidelines for treatment, control, and prevention of strangles.
Description of an epizootic and persistence of Streptococcus equi infections in horses.
En Hong Kong, de 11 casos con bacteriemia por Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus, tres tenian infeccion vascular, dos de ellos con aneurisma aortico infectado por este germen; y de 45 casos con bacteriemia, tres tenian infeccion de aneurisma aortico, falleciendo dos de ellos (16).
The recovery was assessed by cessation of submandibular swelling and nasal discharge, with absence of Streptococcus equi in cultural examination and normal blood picture.
Furthermore, the foal lived in a herd that was not vaccinated against strangles and was exposed to an environment heavily populated by Streptococcus equi subspecies equi during an outbreak of the disease.
The epidemiologic and immunologic characterization Streptococcus equi in foals (Thesis).
Hematological values of healthy and Streptococcus equi positive mules (Mean +- S.
Resistencia a antibioticos mostrada por bacterias aisladas de cuadros infecciosos en equinos Pura Sangre del Hipodromo "La Rinconada", Caracas, Venezuela, 2009 Bacteria No de casos Resistencia a antibiotico Escherichia coli 12 - Gentamicina - Acido nalidixico - Ciprofloxacina Proteus mirabilis 2 - Gentamicina - Acido nalidixico - Ciprofloxacina Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1 - Trimetropin Streptococcus equi - Ampicilina subespecie zooepidemicus - Amikacina 1 - Gentamicina - Acido nalidixico - Ciprofloxacina
It can cause difficulty with swallowing and breathing, and lead to death if the bacterium streptococcus equi spreads to other parts of the horse's body.
The new tests developed with and validated by the VLA target three different common bacterial infections: Streptococcus equi, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Complete genome sequence of Streptococcus equi subsp.

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