practical isease control strategy customi7e (or your particular circumstances. Se)eral speci(ic aims o( the plan will be to: +4 Pre)ent the sprea o( S. e2ui to horses on other premises an to new arri)als on in(ecte premises. %his is one by stopping all mo)ement o( horses on an o(( the a((ecte premises until (urther notice. %hen, horses with strangles an other horses e0pose to them shoul be /ept in well5emarcate <irty= 2uarantine areas. "lustering the cases in groups shoul allow parts o( thepremises to be allocate as <irty= an other parts as <clean.= 4 ?stablish when reco)ere horses are no longer in(ectious. #our )eterinarian will start a program o( culturing nasal swabs o)er se)eral wee/s, an horses that are consistently negati)e will be returne to the <clean= area. @4 1n)estigate long5term carriers. 1( a horse shes S. e2ui longer than e0pecte, your )eterinarian will recommen an enoscopic e0amination o( the guttural pouches an treatment, i( neee. A4 Pre)ent in(ection spreaing (rom the <irty= areas to the <clean= areas o( the premise. 1eally, separate groups o( (arm wor/ers will eal with the two groups o( horses. 1( this is not possible, thehorses in the clean area shoul be attene to be(ore wor/ing with the horses in the irty area. #our )eterinarian will also be able to escribe methos o( isin(ecting (acilities. 1n conclusion, the /ey to a success(ul control (or strangles is e)eloping a plan with your )eterinarian, ahering to that plan, an not panic/ing.
/eywors: strangles. poste: B>B>88-. Cast upate: B>B>88-.
by "y #ancy S. $o%ing, DVM
?2uine in(luen7a or other respiratory )iruses 3rhinopneumonitis, rhino )irus4 or bacteria canstri/e a horse regarless o( the time o( year. $orses that atten e)ents where other horses are congregate or horses that li)e in large boaring barns are particularly at ris/. Not all horses that contract a )iral in(ection will isplay o)ert clinical signs, but such a horse may then be a carrier capable o( in(ecting less immune5competent ini)iuals. 1n this way, a horse thathas ne)er e)en le(t the property coul become in(ecte. 1t coul be a young or an ol horse less capable o( (ighting o(( in(ections. *ny respiratory in(lammation incurre sets up the potential (or that horse to e)elop chronic obstructi)e pulmonary isease 3"6PD4, also /nown as hea)es. Moly hay is one means o( starting this chronic isease, but amage (rom respiratory )iruses is another common inciting cause o( this airway isability. 1n general, pre)ention is the /ey to goo airway health, but e)en in the best o( circumstances, horses o e)elop respiratory in(ections. $ow o you iscern i( your horse has e)elope a respiratory problem! Symptoms