Streptococcus equi

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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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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I Will Survive: Strangles Bacteria Viable Much Longer Than Originally Thought

Scary news from British researchers should have horse people on high alert: A research team has discovered that the bacteria that causes strangles can survive in the environment for up to 34 days. Infected horses can “shed” the bacteria, even when not showing signs of the disease; the bacteria can survive for significant lengths of […]

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Updated Treatment And Prevention Statement On Strangles

Often compared to “strep throat” in people, Strangles, or streptococcus equi causes inflammation and abscessing of the lymph nodes, which can lead to nasal discharge and drainage. While not often fatal, the disease is highly contagious and one that horse owners go to great lengths to avoid through vaccinations, quarantine procedures and biosecurity practices. When […]

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Feeling A Little Hoarse? Equine Research May Help Prevent Strep Throat In Humans

New research involving horses may be able to provide clues to human sore throats. Researchers at the Houston Medical Research Institute in Texas, working with scientists from the Animal Health Trust, a scientific and veterinary research charity in the United Kingdom, have identified new genes that might be able to explain how the bacteria that […]

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