I've had some disturbing news today. At the yard where I keep my two, we're kind of up in arms! :roll: One of the girls who keeps her horse at our yard, and helps out on a weekend, goes to a nearby college during the week, doing a course on equine studies.
Anyways, the college has a severe outbreak of strangles!! And as its in incubation for 3-10 days no one knew and she's been happily seeing to everyones horses/ponies for them.
The college is in isolation now, and is temporarily closed, but there has been reported outbreaks elsewhere in our region, where some of the other students have carried the virus onto their own yard.
Thankgoodness, (fingers crossed) no one at our yard has any symptoms yet, but then it could still be early days. As a result of this all our local shows are cancelled and My meggymoo, is not allowed home from stud till the all clear is given.
Does anyone know how long you have to wait etc? We keep being given seperate pieces of info, so we're all confused. Although we have spoke to the vet and he has recommended giving all horses on the yard a swab, but no time frame has been given. :( Any info about Strangles would be greatly appreciated. I'v never experienced it before, so not really sure what procedure, etc is.
Thanks in advance.