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Manage Strangles safely

Published 04/01/2011 | 05:00

Bastard strangles is where the infection moves to sites other than the lymph nodes draining the throat
Bastard strangles is where the infection moves to sites other than the lymph nodes draining the throat

How can a strangles outbreak be managed?

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Biosecurity refers to a set of management practices that can minimise the spread of disease on, off or within a particular premises. It includes such practices as:



  • Isolating incoming stock and testing, treating or monitoring them for disease, for example by twice-daily temperature recording
  • Grouping stock by age (or other category)


nAssigning different staff/equipment/housing/ regimes to different groups of animals



  • Enforcing disinfection protocols on the premises for staff, equipment, vehicles, etc
  • Using disposable equipment such as gloves or overalls
  • Removing infected or suspicious stock or materials.


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