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Southlands Riding Club Closed Due to Strangles

Southlands Riding Club, in Vancouver, British Columbia, has closed after a newly arrived rescue horse tested positive for Strangles – a serious upper respiratory tract disease. Strangles is highly contagious and is transferable through direct contact. It is not airborne and does not affect humans. In horses, it causes high fever and swelling around the jaw […]
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Cases of Strangles in Waterloo-Wellington County

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) has received reports of several cases of equine Strangles (S. equi sp. equi infection) in the Waterloo-Wellington County area. Strangles is not a reportable disease in the province of Ontario, however, it is highly contagious to horses and other equids, and outbreaks are a concern to the […]
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Protect Your Horse From Getting Strangles

In late March, an outbreak of strangles closed the Saratoga Casino and Raceway in upstate New York for three weeks. As spring competition season approaches, it is important to remember that strangles is a highly infectious disease that can have severe consequences for horses.  Understanding what it is, how it is spread and treatment options […]