Strangles - Prevention

Prevention

Both intramuscular and intranasal vaccines are available. Isolation of new horses for 4 to 6 weeks, immediate isolation of infected horses, and disinfection of stalls, water buckets, feed troughs, and other equipment will help prevent the spread of strangles. As with any contagious disease, handwashing is a simple and effective tool.

  • Two-year-old pony with week-old strangles. He's completely wild and therefore hard to treat.

  • Note the swelling goes all the way down to his mouth.

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