Partners in Reproduction

The disease

Strangles is one of the most common equine respiratory infections in the world.

Stable managment

Several measures can be taken to minimise the risk of strangles on a yard.

Disease Control

Vaccination as part of good stable management forms a critical element in preventing strangles outbreaks on yards.

Good biosecurity, hygiene and vaccination of 'at risk' horses is critical in preventing the spread of strangles.

Caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi, the signs of equine strangles include fever, nasal discharge and depression, and abcesses can also develop around the head and neck. This site offers lots of useful information that will help you 'strangle Strangles'.

Click here to view the Strangles STEPS (Strategy to Prevent and Eradicate Strangles) Code