We are going through exciting changes at Allegheny Equine and you can read all about them in this Summer issue of our newsletter. You'll also find articles on horse health topics such as Strangles and EHV, a case report on a non-healing corneal ulcer, information on an upcoming event, and other useful information.
Equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1) has already been in the news several times this spring with cases here in Pennsylvania as well as Ohio, Michigan and other states. Our office has had many calls and questions regarding EHV so we want to encourage you to become familiar with the common signs, modes of transmission, preventative measures, and quarantine procedures of EHV-1, in particular the neurologic form EHM.
WHAT IS IT?
“Strangles” is an infection caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi, subspecies equi. It most often causes infection of the upper respiratory tract in horses, causing fever, nasal discharge, cough, and swelling and draining of the submandibular lymph nodes (located between the two sides of the lower jaw).