I wouldn't say strangles is treatable. The most you can really do is supportive (nursing) care and quarantine. Some vets may prescribe anti-inflamms if they have a pretty bad fever, but rarely will they prescribe antibiotics (in the UK, anyway), and will just let the disease "run its course" as such.If it is strangles, it is treatable so I'm not worried about that, but this is sure a pain. Not to mention the money we're spending on the anti-biotics (we can afford it fine, it's just the principle.) I"m am still glad we got poor Dexter out of there. I feel bad for the rest of the horses this guy has.