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    08-20-2009, 09:53 AM
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Strangles ?

Can a horse that is vaccinated against strangles get it?
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    08-20-2009, 10:03 AM
In a word, yes.
    08-20-2009, 11:06 AM
Yes. Strangles vaccines do more to minimize the severity of disease than to prevent it. This is because of the way the bacteria attacks the body and breaks down the local/immediate defenses.
    08-20-2009, 11:40 AM
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Does it have to be right at the jaw/neck? A friend of mine had a lump just below the jaw on the neck. We thought it was a bite (maybe last week) and now today it's split open and oozing. It is also hard. I asked her to take a temp.... (I know her horse is vaccinated...)
    08-20-2009, 11:55 AM
I would have a vet out and segregate the horse, personally. They're around the jaw-ish area... Ryle will explain it better, I'm sure!!
    08-20-2009, 11:58 AM
They are usually around the jaw and neck but can also form in other places as well.
    08-20-2009, 12:08 PM
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I think she needs to call a vet. I just hauled two of her horses to a show in Lexington yesterday (Not that one). That would be my luck!!!!!!!

I do know she gets the vaccine. I get it twice a year.... UGH!

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