EquineScienceUpdate Blog - Full Article
June 23 2018
Veterinarians and horse handlers should be aware that Streptococcus equi, the organism responsible for strangles, may survive in the environment for longer than previously thought, according to new research.
The study, by Andy Durham and colleagues, has been reported in the Equine Veterinary Journal.
The researchers inoculated S. equi cultures onto seven surfaces found in veterinary practices or in stables, and took serial samples to see how long the organism remained viable.
The test surfaces included a wet plastic bucket, a dental rasp, inside a naso-gastric tube and a fence post...
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