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By Susan Salk on September 26, 2012
How often has a horse-show weekend dawned, and all the planning and excitement fizzles on the mere rumor that a case of Strangles has been detected at the show grounds? What is this dreaded contagion that can cause even the most diehard competitor to withdraw from a show, or send any barn to start serious cleanup efforts and quarantine restrictions? In this week’s Veterinary Answers Q&A, Dr. Kelly Carlson, DVM, DACVIM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital talks about disease, and how it is spread. Q: What is Strangles? And, is there a time of year, or conditions, that make […]