Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
foxhunter, I would kill you if you did that to mine. Infact I would go so far as to say it is willfull cruelty
Strangles kills perticularly if a horse develops ******* strangles.
I've had a horse with strangles and it was so very very ill, distressed and it was touch and go for quite a while with him. Proper barrier nursing prevented any of my other horses from getting it, I wold probably have killed little harvey if he had caught it as he is immuno comprimised.
When we had it the yard went into quarenteen, nothing on or off the yard. Vet swabbed all the other horses.
Infected horse went into isolation, total barrier nursing, other horses when no where near infected horse. Seperate grooming kits, infected horse was always seen to last and then I had a full change of clothing and a shower before handling anything else.
All grooming kits, stables etc were scrubbed with the disinfectant that kills strangles (note not all disinfectants kill strangles). horse was not allowed back with other horses untill it had a clear gutteral pouch swab.
Any vehicles on or off the yard had thier tyres disinfected, anyone walking onto the yard had to walk through disinfectant trays.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT