Monthly Archives: February 2015

Strangles: Dispelling the Myths

Strangles: Dispelling the Myths  The intranasal strangles vaccine can limit a horse's clinical signs, if not prevent the disease altogether. Photo: Erica Larson, News Editor
Strangles. Even the common name for this bacterial disease—caused by the sinister Streptococcus equi—sounds like something of legend, a cautionary tale inscribed by medieval monks. The abscesses and pus-laden nasal discharge...
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Heaves, COPD, RAO, or Simply Equine Asthma

Heaves or broken wind are terms used for decades to describe an allergic respiratory disease of mature to older horses manifested by increased breathing effoarts at rest and chronic coughing. Over 40 years ago, a German veterinarian H. Sasse used the term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to describe horses with heaves becuase of similarities...
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