What are strangles?

  • (noun): An acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes.
    Synonyms: equine distemper


Strangles (also equine distemper) is a contagious upper respiratory tract infection of horses and other equines caused by a bacterium, Streptococcus equi var equi. Strangles is enzootic in domesticated horses worldwide. The contagious nature of the infection has at times led to limitations on sporting events.

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Strangling - Manual Strangulation
... In some martial arts like Judo and Jiu Jitsu strangles or chokes are regarded as a safe way to render the opponent unconscious as opposed to other attacks e.g ... While some strangles can be done by lifting the other person in the air, off their toes, pinned against a wall, or naturally lifted off the ground which requires physical ...
List Of Desperate Housewives Characters - Other Characters - Eddie Orlofsky
... After she insults him, Eddie strangles her and buries her in the woods ... on Susan but she rejects him, so he plans to strangle Susan but mistakenly strangles Julie ... In a rage, Eddie strangles Barbara to death, and minutes later, Lynette invites him to move in to her house ...
Shock Suspen Stories - Issue Guide
... allotment for the children and threatens to strangle her to keep her quiet, the children take matters into their own hands and use his hollowed-out head as a pumpkin ... his story is about to be ruined so he strangles her and then after she is dead he gets a good look at her face and realizes it is the girl he met earlier and fell in love with ... He strangles the woman because he recalls that he is not her lover but actually her husband who had overheard their plans to kill him and got the jump on the other man and switched clothes before ...
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille - Film
... In the book, Grenouille is completely aware of what he is doing when he strangles the girl with the plums he shows no remorse, thinking only of capturing her scent ... In the book Grenouille is 15 when he strangles the plum girl and starts to work for Baldini, 18 when he leaves Paris and 25 when he leaves his cave ... film he is already in his early 20s when he strangles his first victim, and he doesn't spend as much time in the cave ...