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Re: [RC] Strangles in SE region - Kathy Mayeda

I was boarding at Lightfoot Stables when a horse came back from 20
Mule Team several years ago and carried strangles back and infected
others in his pasture.  I did think there was some mention on RC
checking to see if others at 20 Mule Team  I don't think this horse
ever got sick.  There was a temporary quarantine pen set up for those
that were sick, complete with bleach buckets, and a vaccination clinic
set up right away.

To tell you the truth, I was totally on the fence whether to vaccinate
or not because the vaccination is not that efficacious. Plus I figured
that my horses probably have a little bit of immunity, having lived at
places where there were active cases.  I ended up vaccinating because
I figure at a public boarding stables there would be alot of people
pointing fingers if you didn't vaccinate and your horse got sick.
After Lightfoot changed management, I moved my horses twice and each
time was required to have strangles vaccine, although neither place
demanded any written proof.

It's a very yucky disease, but survival rate is a lot higher than
rabies or botulism!



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