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    11-16-2011, 11:55 AM
quarantine advice

I bought a horse at auction this past saturday. I was told to keep him quarantined for 30 days in the chance of strangles. My vet has come out and cleared him but also wants to wait 30 days.

So he has been in his own field about a mile away from my other horses. Well since we had him home he is proving to be an escape artist. Needless to say I used a chain with double snaps last night to keep him in.

Well when I woke up to feed him he was not there. So I went to go feed my other horses in hopes to see him somewhere on the way. Needless to say I found him in the field with the other horses. Not sure how since the gates were all latched up and I have wooden fencing that doesn't bend or move. So I think he jumped my fencing ...grr

My question is : now that he has been in contact with the other horses should I let him stay with them or should I keep him separate? I have put him back into isolation but in an electric and wooden fence field and am waiting to hear from the vet but what do you guys think??

Keep him seperate or qt all the horses now??
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    11-16-2011, 12:04 PM
A call to the vet is free. That is where I would start. I would guess that you may as well leave him, but I like to be on the safe side, too.
    11-16-2011, 12:09 PM
I called the vet. I am waiting to hear back she was at an emergency...
    11-16-2011, 12:12 PM
Strangles is transmitted mostly by a water source or moist contact.

As a preventive, I would also dump and bleach out your pasture water trough that the other horses use.

It's a gamble either way, possible strangles transmitted to your other horses, or the new horse injuring himself trying to "join the herd!"
    11-16-2011, 12:16 PM
Originally Posted by proequine    
Strangles is transmitted mostly by a water source or moist contact.
Contact - period. It does not have to be water or be moist.

Kait - At this time I would still pen him alone but perhaps where he can see the other horses. Less risk of him getting hurt but since he was not actively shedding any mucous, you still have a good shot that things will be ok.
    11-16-2011, 12:16 PM
I didn't find any new scratches on him from joining the herd. They were all grazing though in close proximity.

I switched water troughs for safety already. And moved the other 3 into a different field further down the property.

Anything else I should do for safety or just in case. My mom is going to move him to the round pen where the fencing is alot higher and give him hay and water there.
He will be able to see the others from the round pen
    11-16-2011, 06:21 PM
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Sounds like you're handling things well. I'd personally try to keep him quarentines for atleast another week, two would be best. The more contact he has with them the more of a chance there is.

Hopefully the round pen works!
    11-16-2011, 06:31 PM
Hopefully he hasn't gotten out yet ..knock on wood

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