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Morris Animal Foundation Awards $940,000 For New Studies Benefiting Horse And Alpaca Health

Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, has awarded grants totaling $940,000 to 12 research projects in horse and alpaca health. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the well-being of these large animals through improved prevention and treatment of numerous health challenges, including equine herpesvirus, strangles and fungal infection. “Each of these […]

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Study: Face Flies Contribute To Spread Of Strangles

Strangles is a highly transmissible, contagious disease. Readily spread on clothes, tack, buckets and other modes of indirect transmission, the virus is caused by Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi). Good biosecurity is key to preventing the spread of disease, including isolating affected horses as well as using separate equipment and clothing when handling the […]

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Update: Strangles At Delaware Park

A horse with strangles was reported at Delaware Park racetrack on July 3 and the Kentucky State Veterinarian placed a hold barring horses stabled on the grounds of Delaware Park to enter Kentucky racetracks. This hold was removed on July 5. Kentucky horses that are shipping into Delaware Park with the intention to return to […]

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Kentucky State Vet: Horses From Delaware Park Banned During Strangles Outbreak

Rusty Ford, equine operations consultant to the Office of the State Veterinarian in Kentucky, distributed the following statement to veterinarians and others in the wake of a strangles diagnosis in a case at Delaware Park: Published reports on Sat 6/29 provide information that a horse stabled on the grounds at Delaware Park was diagnosed with […]

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Delaware Park: Shipping Restrictions, Insufficient Entries Force July 4 Cancellation

Due to shipping and returning restrictions placed upon Delaware Park from other Mid-Atlantic tracks, the live racing card scheduled for Thursday, July 4th has been cancelled due to insufficient entries. The restrictions were put in place last week when a horse that tested positive for strangles was put in an isolation barn outside of the […]

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UPDATED: Delaware Park Officials Isolate Horse With Strangles

One horse that tested positive for strangles has been put in an isolation barn outside of the stable area at Delaware Park. According to John Mooney, executive director of racing at the Wilmington, Del., track, the horse stabled in a lightly populated barn was sent to a nearby clinic about one week ago after showing […]

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Emergency Tracheotomy Saves Camp Horse’s Life

A horse at Camp Kitaki in Louisville, NE, was saved by the quick action of a camp employee earlier this week. Moo, who is used on trail rides at the camp, was battling a case of strangles, a contagious upper respiratory infection that can cause airway obstruction. Though he was on the road to recovery, […]

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Three Horses With Equine Influenza At World Equestrian Center In Ohio

The World Equestrian Center management has been made aware by horse show veterinarian Dr. Holly Helbig that three horses at the facility have tested positive for the Equine Influenza Virus. After a full respiratory panel, all three horses have tested NEGATIVE for Streptococcus equi (Strangles) and NEGATIVE for EHV-1 and EHV-4 (Equine Herpesvirus). When the horses in question demonstrated […]

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Running Hot: What An Elevated Equine Temperature Can Mean

A horse’s “normal” temperature should be between 99 and 101 degrees F, but there are instances where his body temperature will rise without him being ill. He may “run hotter” on warm days or after exercise, whether hew as running around in his field or asked to work by a handler. Additionally, horse’s temperature will […]

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Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions Under Strangles Quarantine; Some Farm Clients Claim They Were Not Notified

The Florida Department of Agriculture has instituted a quarantine for strangles at Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions in Ocala, Fla., impacting approximately 93 horses on the property. Officials placed the farm under quarantine Dec. 20 after one horse presented with clinical signs of strangles and a positive test result on PCR. At the time of the Department’s […]

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