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Re: [RC] Strangles in SE region - Elizabeth Walker

I used to vaccinate for Strangles, as it seems we get an outbreak in our neighborhood every few years (lots of boarding facilities, etc.).  My vet always used to recommend the vaccine, until the last outbreak - which was at a facility where they had just vaccinated the majority of horses.   Well - the majority of horses got it, and it didn't seem to consistently decrease the symptoms.  The next time I went to them for vaccinations, they were no longer recommending vaccination for Strangles.

On Jan 16, 2009, at 10:13 AM, Maryanne Gabbani wrote:

Maybe one of our resident vets could correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding of the vaccines for viruses is that they lessen the symptoms of the disease but they don't prevent it. If that is the case, then one really must question the logic since once a horse is vaccinated, while it may not get that sick, it is perfectly capable of infecting others while not showing the signs of illness.

We don't have strangles vaccine and it is, for the most part, simply considered a normal equine childhood disease. But at least we are very sure who has it.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

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Re: [RC] Strangles in SE region, Maryanne Gabbani