October 14, 2009
A horse quarantine has been lifted at the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana where two Thoroughbreds tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the disease strangles).
Racing manager Jeffrey Smith says... Read More
October 08, 2009
The Associated Press today (Oct. 8) reported that 54 quarantined horses are being removed from the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana after two other horses tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the... Read More
October 01, 2009
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has detected two horses in the quarantine barn exhibiting fever, so as a precautionary measure, both horses were removed from the grounds and shipped to a secondary quarantine facility per recommendation of the... Read More
September 24, 2009
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino received test results back from horses quarantined on the backstretch for Streptococcus equi (equine strangles). All tests have been returned as negative for the infection in these horses.
In the late... Read More
September 17, 2009
On the recommendation of the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office, horses stabled at Hoosier Park will not be allowed to enter the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility until further notice.
Hoosier Park Racing an... Read More
September 15, 2009
Fifty-nine horses have been quarantined because of a suspected contagious infection at Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana.
Hoosier Park officials placed the horses in quarantine Saturday after one Thoroughbred at the stable began... Read More
September 13, 2009
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino took precautionary measures Sept. 12 when symptoms of a case of Streptococcus equi (strangles), a contagious bacterial disease, was suspected in a Thoroughbred racehorse on the backstretch at the facility.... Read More
September 01, 2009
Don't bring a disease home to your horses when buying used tack or even sharing equipment with your friends. ... Read More
July 06, 2009
There are about 150,000 horses in Montana, about one-sixth the number of people living in the state. Whether they are used for pleasure riding, racing, ranching, or hunting, all of these horses are susceptible to strangles.
"Most horses wil... Read More
June 17, 2009
April 01, 2009
Strangles is a dreaded disease for horse owners. It 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... Read More
March 31, 2009
Strangles is a highly contagious disease that causes horses to have swollen and painful lymph nodes that block their airway and can cause difficult breathing. The name was coined because these enlarged nodes sometimes (but rarely) suffocate... Read More
January 30, 2009
Due to its contagious nature, outbreaks of the bacterial disease strangles, which can cause serious complications, periodically occur. This can send owners scrambling to protect their horses.
Owners are justifiably concerned because... Read More
January 01, 2009
Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More
December 10, 2008
The British Horse Society (BHS) has announced that it's recruiting volunteers from across the U.K. for fundraising skydives aimed to support researchers examining strangles.
A release from the U.K. organization noted that participants... Read More
July 12, 2008
The British Horse Society (BHS) has commended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Scotland's University of Edinburgh for its offer of at-cost strangles tests to horse owners and farm managers in Scotland. These tests, designed for... Read More
June 08, 2008
One case of strangles was confirmed June 4 in the stable area at Pompano Park Harness Track in Pompano Beach, Fla. Live harness racing will continue as scheduled at the facility.
Track management, in working with animal health officials fro... Read More
May 27, 2008
The eyes of the veterinary world are on Scotland's capital city this week as a conference organized by The British Horse Society and the Animal Health Trust brings together the scientists and vets at the forefront of combating equine... Read More
April 21, 2008
Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More
April 04, 2008
Strangles is a highly contagious disease that affects lymph nodes and potentially other organs in the horse.... Read More
March 06, 2008
After four years of research by scientists at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, a new diagnostic blood test has been developed to combat the virulent horse disease strangles.
The blood test identifies horses that have recently been... Read More
February 13, 2008
An flare-up of strangles that surfaced at Northfield Park racetrack in Ohio nearly three weeks ago is under control, according to Director of Racing Gregg Keidel. Seven horses contracted the bacterial infection.
"The horses are doing fine,"... Read More
November 01, 2007
New strategies for management and prevention.
It is not uncommon for strangles infections to recur on a farm, and until recent years there have been misconceptions about how this... Read More
October 02, 2007
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has formulated practical recommendations and biosecurity measures for disease control. These specific protocols provide guidance for containment and cleanup. Work with your veterinarian to... Read More
July 20, 2007
Valberg discussed muscle disease created by immune-mediated situations, describing three possible different manifestations. One type of muscle damage develops subsequent to an outbreak of Streptococcus equi (strangles).
If a horse... Read More
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