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Re: [RC] Strangles in SE region - D'Arcy Demianoff-Thompson

I'd like to see a vet chime in here on this one!   I have been instructed to NEVER give antibiotics if strangles is suspected.

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 6:35 AM, <rides2far@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> can keep popping up. Some of the big barns give all the horses
> antibiotics if any of the horses get sick, just to prevent this.

What I read said this would just delay symptoms, they'd be protected
until they went off the antibiotics and then get it. If you were *sure*
you got away from the contaminant it would help, but if they would still
be exposed after they got off it would not.  Again, taking a temp gave
you a jump on everything. If your horse's temp jumped.. (103 I think was
what they said) you separate that one quickly *before* it starts
spreading it.

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[RC] Strangles in SE region, rides2far