Strangles - Biology

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The disease is spread when the nasal discharge or material from the draining abscess contaminates pastures, barns, feed troughs, etc.

Equines of any age may contract the disease, although younger and elderly equines are more susceptible. Young equines may lack immunity because they have not had prior exposure. Elderly equines may have a weaker immune system.

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