Strangles (Streptococcus equi) - AAEP
It will run its course, there really isn't a 'cure'. If a horse has only outward strangles, then generally nothing except supportive care is needed. If the horse develops internal abscesses, ******* strangles, then the vets will generally prescribe antibiotics. Most vets feel that prescribing antibiotics for the external abscesses type of strangles is counter productive and might actually cause the case to become ******* strangles.
Practicing strict quarantine and scrupulous cleansing is an absolute MUST on a farm with strangles.