A couple days ago, I was talking to a vet who’s trying to manage a strangles outbreak on a farm. In many outbreaks, the biggest hassles are dealing with horse owners, not the disease itself. Strangles, infection by the bacterium Streptococcus equi subsp. equi, is a highly contagious disease but one that is relatively easy

Surprisingly (at least to me), I don’t hear much about individuals suing other people because of infectious diseases in their horses (apart from sporadic situations involving veterinary hospitals). I’m not saying the increasingly litigious nature of society is a good thing, but I can see how lawsuits could happen given the costs associated with infectious diseases, the

EQUINE INFECTIOUS DISEASE INFORMATION SHEETS

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Bacteria

OTHER EQUINE INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESOURCES

ACVIM Consensus Statement on Strangles Review of Probiotic Therapy
ACVIM Consensus Statement on Prudent Antibiotic Use AAEP Equine Vaccination Guidelines
ACVIM Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis of EPM USDA Document: Biosecurity – The Key to Keeping Your Horses Healthy
ACVIM Consensus Statement on Equine Herpesvirus USDA Document: Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy