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Re: RC: Strangles

In a message dated 4/14/99 6:23:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< >Does anyone know if strangles can be carried from an infected horse via a 
 >human to another horse.
 I've been told that a farrier can take strangles from one barn to another.
 Don't know if it's true. >>

I would love to hear from the vets on this one as I have been under the 
assumption that the virus can live for a very long time on things like horse 
blankets, halters, buckets, etc.  With that in mind, I would think that boots 
and people clothing could carry it also. When my 20 year old gelding had 
strangles, I quarantined him and when he recovered threw everything 
(including his halter) away.   Over reaction?  Maybe.  But strangles is a 
nasty disease and I didn't want to take any chances.  


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