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RE: [RC] Pigeon fever - heidi

With all the talk about abscesses and infecting the ground for years, is 
Pigeon fever 
is related to Strangles?

No.  Strangles is caused by a bug called Strepococcus equi.  Pigeon
fever is caused by a bug called Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. 

That said, there is some evidence that horses vaccinated for strangles
have a somewhat higher resistance to pigeon fever, so even though the
bugs are different, they may share some common antigens.



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