Monday, December 15, 2014

Strangles: Dispelling the Myths - Full Article

By Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM
Nov 24, 2014

Strangles. Even the common name for this bacterial disease—caused by the sinister Streptococcus equi—sounds like something of legend, a cautionary tale inscribed by medieval monks.

The abscesses and pus-laden nasal discharge common to the condition can seem like something from a mythical plague. However, strangles is very much an actuality in today’s horse world, a real respiratory disease with a real, mundane bacterial cause...

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