Ontario Animal Health Network Veterinary Podcasts Veterinary Podcast station of the Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) in Canada- we can also be downloaded from iTunes

November 16, 2017  

The final installment in our 5-part podcast series, where our OAHN Equine Network members answer top equine professionals' questions about equine strangles.

We are joined by Dr. Alison Moore, DVM DVSc DACVIM DACVSMR, Lead Veterinarian, Animal Health and Welfare at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, who answers the following questions:

"What is strangles and what causes it? I know there's a vaccine, but does this mean it's caused by a virus?"

"What types or populations of horses are at a greater risk for contracting strangles?"

"Is there a risk of abortion in a pregnant mare?"

"What's the risk to very young foals?"

 

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November 2, 2017  

Part 4 of a 5-part podcast series, where our OAHN Equine Network veterinarians answer top equine professionals' questions about equine strangles.

We are joined by Ontario equine veterinarian Dr. Jessica Peatling, who answers the following questions:

"Can we manage horses using approporiate biosecurity practices so that we don't have to vaccinate?"

"Should barnowners require a negative strangles test before they bring in a new horse?"

"Is strangles a reportable disease in Canada? What about the U.S.?"

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October 25, 2017  

Part 3 of a 5-part podcast series, where our OAHN Equine Network veterinarians answer top equine professionals' questions about equine strangles.

We are joined by Ontario equine veterinarian Dr. Melissa McKee, who answers the following questions:

 

What are the differences between the killed and live vaccine for strangles, and are both types generally available in Ontario?

Is it safe to vaccinate horses yearly with the strangles vaccine, and is it OK to give it alongside other vaccinations?

I've heard that strangles vaccines can actually cause strangles, is that true?

I vaccinated my horse for strangles, but it still got a mild form of the disease, does this mean the vaccine isn't effective?

 

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October 17, 2017  

Part 2 of a 5-part podcast series, where our OAHN Equine Network veterinarians answer top equine professionals' questions about equine strangles.

We are joined by Ontario equine veterinarian Dr. Chris Grossenbacher, who answers the following questions:

 

"Is strangles hard to clear from a farm once an infection has been established?

"There seems to be a lot of difference in opinion on whether to treat strangles of let it run its course; what's the best thing to do? i.e. Should we be treating with penicillin at the first onset of a fever?"

"What is bastard strangles? Are there different risks or specific procedures and protocols to follow when dealing with bastard strangles?"

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October 11, 2017  

This is part 1 of a 5-part podcast series, where our OAHN Equine Network veterinarians answer top equine professionals' questions about equine strangles.

Today we are joined by Dr. Memo Arroyo, from the Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Arroyo answers many questions, including: "If my horse has recovered from strangles, can I assume that he has cleared the organisms and will never get it again?" and "How does a horse become a carrier and how would it be identified?"

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