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Strangles - Wikipedia
Strangles (equine distemper) is a contagious upper respiratory tract infection of horses and other equines caused by a Gram-positive bacterium, Streptococcus equi. As a result, the lymph nodes swell, compressing the pharynx, larynx, and trachea, and can cause airway obstruction leading to death, hence the name strangles. Strangles is enzootic in domesticated horses worldwide.
Horse Strangles Equine Disease Information
Horse Strangles Disease — What It Is, and How To Treat It Strangles is a highly contagious disease that affects a horse’s lymph nodes in its upper respiratory tract.
Equine Strangles in Horses - thesprucepets.com
Strangles (Streptococcus equi, Equine Distemper) is one of the most common respiratory illnesses in horses.When strangles go through a barn it is a cause for concern: The barn can be shut down for weeks because quarantine is required to prevent the spread of the disease.Although strangles is not generally fatal, and most horses recover fully, there are the occasional complications that can ...
Strangles in Horses - omafra.gov.on.ca
Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equids caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi. The disease is characterized by severe inflammation of the mucosa of the head and throat, with extensive swelling and often rupture of the lymph nodes, which produces large amounts of thick, creamy pus.
Strangles in Horses - Respiratory System - Merck ...
The incubation period of strangles is 3–14 days, and the first sign of infection is fever (103°–106°F [39.4°–41.1°C]). Within 24–48 hr of the initial fever spike, the horse will exhibit signs typical of strangles, including mucoid to mucopurulent nasal discharge, depression, and submandibular lymphadenopathy.
Horse Strangles: Every Owner's Nightmare
Equine strangles is something all horse owners dread. Learn what causes the disease, how it affects horses, how to care for an afflicted horse and finally how to protect your friend from catching horse strangles.
Understanding Equine Strangles | AAEP
Strangles is caused by bacterial infection with Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (referred to as S. equi ). The bacteria typically infect the upper airway and lymph nodes of the head and neck. The disease has been in the equine population for centuries, and was first reported in 1251. The infection is highly contagious in horse populations, particularly affecting young horses, and can recur ...
Strangles - horseandhound.co.uk
Strangles is one of the most common equine diseases in horses in the UK. It is a highly contagious infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by the bacteria Strep. equi (Streptococcus equi ...
Strangles | AAEP
Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi var. equi) is the bacterium which causes the highly contagious disease strangles (also known as “distemper”). Strangles commonly affects young horses (weanlings and yearlings), but horses of any age can be infected. Vaccination against S. equi is recommended on premises where strangles is a persistent endemic problem or for horses that are ...
Strangles in Horses - Respiratory System - Veterinary Manual
The incubation period of strangles is 3–14 days, and the first sign of infection is fever (103°–106°F [39.4°–41.1°C]). Within 24–48 hr of the initial fever spike, the horse will exhibit signs typical of strangles, including mucoid to mucopurulent nasal discharge, depression, and submandibular lymphadenopathy.