Craig Wood, University of Kentucky
Strangles is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection in horses. The cause has been identified as a bacteria. The disease has a low mortality rate, yet the economic ramifications due to long recovery periods can be great. The disease is contracted through environmental contamination, nasal discharge, or direct contact with infected animals.
- 1. high fever of 103 to 106 F
- 2. loss of appetite
- 3. a moist cough
- 4. clear nasal discharge that