Stopping the spread of the highly infections disease strangles requires proper diagnose and quick treatment. If a horse is exhibiting the signs of strangles (fever, nasal discharge and enlarged lymph nodes) it is important to call your vet immediately. An undiagnosed or misdiagnosed case of strangles could result in the contamination of unexposed horse and cause a potential outbreak. The only way to confirm or rule out strangles is to have one of three tests performed.
Be assured, if strangles is confirmed Mid-Rivers will guide you through implementing bio-security measures. This can help reduce the spread of the disease to any unexposed horses and provide the best possible care to infected and exposed horses.