Testing 1-2-3 – Strangles Research

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Testing is an important part of a recovery plan from a Strangles outbreak. Photo Credit: Canva

Strangles, the highly contagious upper respiratory disease caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi (S. equi) has been front and centre on social media lately with numerous disease alerts being posted. These alerts are triggered by positive test results for S. equi and reported by an official laboratory to the provincial or state veterinary office. Given the …

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Outbreak Alerts: May 10, 2024 – Strangles – Johnson County, KS

Equine Rhinitis Virus-B

Source: Attending Veterinarian Confirmed Case: Voluntary Quarantine Number Confirmed: 1Number Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Boarding FacilityAge: 12Gender: GeldingBreed: Quarter Horse (QH)Usage: JumpingOnset of Clinical Signs: 5/3/2024Clinical Signs: FeverConfirmation Date:5/7/2024 See past published Outbreak Alerts: www.coloradohorsesource.com/category/news/alerts PressNews from the horse industry. Sharing today’s information as it happens. The Colorado Horse Source is not responsible for the content of …

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Outbreak Alerts: August 03, 2023 – Strangles – Johnson County, KS

Equine Rhinitis Virus-B

Source: Attending Veterinarian Confirmed Case: Voluntary Quarantine Number Confirmed: 1Number Suspected: UnknownNumber Exposed: 10Facility Type: Private FacilityAge: 3Gender: MareBreed: Quarter Horse (QH)Usage: RacingOnset of Clinical Signs: 7/28/2023Clinical Signs: Nasal discharge, FeverConfirmation Date: 8/2/2023Horse Status: Affected And AliveVaccination Status: VaccinatedComments: The positive horse recently returned from training at a race track in Oklahoma.For more information, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/strangles See past published Outbreak Alerts: www.coloradohorsesource.com/category/news/alerts Equine Disease …

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Outbreak Alerts: August 03, 2023 – Strangles – Miami County, KS

Equine Rhinitis Virus-B

Source: Attending Veterinarian Confirmed Case: Voluntary Quarantine Number Confirmed: 1Number Suspected: UnknownNumber Exposed: 9Facility Type: Private FacilityAge: 5Gender: GeldingBreed: Quarter Horse (QH)Usage: Barrel RacingClinical Signs: Nasal discharge, Submandibular AbscessConfirmation Date: 7/28/2023Horse Status: Affected And AliveVaccination Status: Status UnknownFor more information, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/strangles See past published Outbreak Alerts: www.coloradohorsesource.com/category/news/alerts Equine Disease Communication CenterUpdates on current disease outbreaks are listed on our EDCC website …

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Outbreak Alerts: January 05, 2023 – Strangles – Douglas County, CO

Equine Rhinitis Virus-B

Source: Attending Veterinarian Confirmed Case: Voluntary Quarantine Number Confirmed: 3Number Suspected: 6Number Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Private FacilityAge: 8; Gender: Mare; Breed: Pony; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/2/2023;Clinical Signs: depressed, colic signs, weight loss. Tender to palpation in throat but no submandibular swelling, or abscessation detected. No fever detected. Very mild nasal discharge; Confirmation Date: 1/5/2023; Horse Status: Quarantined; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Age: 9; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Pony; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/4/2023;Clinical Signs: Submandibular …

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Outbreak Alerts: November 24, 2022 – Strangles – Douglas County, CO

Equine Rhinitis Virus-B

Source: Attending Veterinarian Confirmed Case: Voluntary Quarantine Number Confirmed: 1Number Suspected: UnknownNumber Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Boarding Facility Comments: A horse was confirmed positive for Strangles (Streptococcus equi spp equi) in Douglas County, CO.  For more information, go to: Strangles factsheet. See past published Outbreak Alerts: www.coloradohorsesource.com/category/news/alerts Equine Disease Communication CenterUpdates on current disease outbreaks are …

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Outbreak Alerts: October 15, 2022 – Strangles – Fremont County, WY

Equine Rhinitis Virus-B

Source: Attending Veterinarian & State Animal Health Official Confirmed Case: Voluntary Quarantine  Number Confirmed: 5Number Suspected: UnknownNumber Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Boarding Facility Comments: Strangles (Streptococcus equi var. equi) was confirmed in 5 (five) horses at a an equine college facility in Fremont County, WY. For more information, go to: Strangles …

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New assay improves diagnostic detection of strangles in horses

Strangles

New primers developed for highly contagious horse disease Research initiated at the Equine Infectious Disease Laboratory, EIDL, at Texas A&M University to explore the genomic components of strangles has now led to an improved assay at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL. Strangles is a highly contagious disease that affects …

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