Vets may lance absesses - always ask for advice if strangles
"It should be noted the apparent symptoms of strangles were not identified until 14 days after the horse arrived back at Newmarket.
"As a precautionary measure, blood samples taken from the applicable horse during its stay in the UAE and before its departure are currently being analysed for strangles. The ERA will release the results once the analysis is complete as final confirmation that the horse in question was clear of the contagion before it left the UAE."
infected horses, naturally and experimentally, depicts a great deal of change in hematological parameters, such as total and differential leukocytic counts (Hamlen et al., 1994).
There is also the potential problem of apparently healthy horses harbouring the disease with some remaining so-called carriers or shedders more than a year after an infection of strangles
"I took a rug to be cleaned which Herbie hadn't worn since winter but I got a phone call to collect it when the lady realised he had strangles
. We found it dumped over the gate in a black bin bag, unwashed.
This big breakthrough is a real boon to horse owners and I believe will lead to a significant drop in strangles
LDRC secretary Caroline Kemp said: "We've heard from a reliable source that strangles
is in the vicinity.
is no longer a notifiable sickness, Marner has informed the Animal Health Trust, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association and her neighbour Tregoning.
With the help of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, he and other researchers have been able to compare the DNA of the virulent bacterium Streptococcus equi, which causes strangles
, with that of the closely related but generally harmless Streptococcus zooepidemicus.
During the campaign, have your say by visiting www.equine-strangles.co.uk or for further information call the strangles
information line on 01908 685685.
Evidence of strangles
has prompted US sales company Fasig-Tipton to delay the auction of a group of horses owned by Bernice L Givens Sykes, due to go through