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post #21 of 91 Old 11-19-2012, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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That's why I asked where the hole was... Strangles is not something you want to deal with. At this point if I were you Tara, I would treating her like she had strangles and disinfecting the crap out of everything. It may already be too late if you were handling her and then were handling your other horses.

Either way this is something that, IMPO, needs a vet like yesterday...
She had a vet to see her multiple times before I got her and the people I got her from are honest people.. It just doesn't seem like they would let me take her so soon if she had strangles..

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post #22 of 91 Old 11-19-2012, 04:31 PM
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A coggins and brand inspection are not a health certificate and therefore require nothing more than visual inspection (and a blood test). If the filly did have a health certificate done, usually all that consists of is matching a horse with the coggins, quick visual, heart rate and temperature. This may have been done quickly enough that the strangles was missed, or what might be more likely is that strangles is not a reportable disease meaning that the vet might not even have to note it on the paperwork.

I checked oregon's import requirements, and they only list negative coggins, health and permit #, so the horse could easily enter with strangles.

Strangles isn't the end of the world, BUT it is an absolute responsibility that you/the barn needs to practice good management and sanitation to prevent spread and end the incubation.
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post #23 of 91 Old 11-19-2012, 04:38 PM
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I think you need to get your vet out NOW and have her tested. Maybe they were honest people who weren't quite knowledgeable about how diseases spread, or maybe they weren't honest people after all. Either way, if she was exposed to strangles your other horses are at extreme risk, and while it's not the end of the world it IS something to deal with quickly, for the sake of your animals.
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A coggins and brand inspection are not a health certificate and therefore require nothing more than visual inspection (and a blood test). If the filly did have a health certificate done, usually all that consists of is matching a horse with the coggins, quick visual, heart rate and temperature. This may have been done quickly enough that the strangles was missed, or what might be more likely is that strangles is not a reportable disease meaning that the vet might not even have to note it on the paperwork.

I checked oregon's import requirements, and they only list negative coggins, health and permit #, so the horse could easily enter with strangles.

Strangles isn't the end of the world, BUT it is an absolute responsibility that you/the barn needs to practice good management and sanitation to prevent spread and end the incubation.
She did have all of that, but it took her a while to get the health certificate because the vet wasn't sure about her so they waited till she was better to let me take her. She came from a ranch in Washington and none of their other horses had strangles so I'm not sure how she could have gotten it?

I just emailed her breeder to check and see what their vet had said about Scarlett and I mentioned Strangles so I will let you all know once I get a reply back from that as well.

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If the vet wasn't sure about her at first that is a huge red flag. I would have found my own vet out there to go inspect the horse.
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How do you honestly know that none of the other horses had anything? The swollen/discharge one you mentioned earlier could very well have been as well.
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post #27 of 91 Old 11-19-2012, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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If the vet wasn't sure about her at first that is a huge red flag. I would have found my own vet out there to go inspect the horse.
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Well they had 2 fillies that they didn't pass right away, and Scarlett was the lesser sick ish one. The other one they let go away quickly and Scarlett had to wait another week (only because she was just weaned) and then they let me get her..I still say there must be something fishy here because I don't think they would let me take home a horse that had strangles... I'm 16 and won a horse... I would they should know better?

They are definitely knowledgeable enough to know what strangles is too. They have over 30 broodmares and have been breeding for years.

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post #28 of 91 Old 11-19-2012, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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How do you honestly know that none of the other horses had anything? The swollen/discharge one you mentioned earlier could very well have been as well.
because with her last time I talked to them they were sure it was a genetic disease with her full sister having the same sickness several years earlier and they didn't have any other sick horses. If they did have strangles they would have had them more secluded from all their other horses instead of being right next to them...They aren't stupid people.

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I am sorry this is happening to you, but regardless of what the breeders say it is better to be safe and have the vet check. You'll feel better knowing for sure what it is and if it is something serious than you'll be able to deal with it.
Its entirely possible the breeders and thei vet missed something. Or she's regressing.. babies can go down fast, always better to be safe rather than sorry.
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post #30 of 91 Old 11-19-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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I am sorry this is happening to you, but regardless of what the breeders say it is better to be safe and have the vet check. You'll feel better knowing for sure what it is and if it is something serious than you'll be able to deal with it.
Its entirely possible the breeders and thei vet missed something. Or she's regressing.. babies can go down fast, always better to be safe rather than sorry.
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Thank you... I am having my vet over asap it just depends on when he is available, today or tomorrow.
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