Testing 1-2-3 – Strangles Research

Strangles
Testing is an important part of a recovery plan from a Strangles outbreak. Photo Credit: Canva

Strangles, the highly contagious upper respiratory disease caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi (S. equi) has been front and centre on social media lately with numerous disease alerts being posted. These alerts are triggered by positive test results for S. equi and reported by an official laboratory to the provincial or state veterinary office. Given the …

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Outbreak Alerts: May 20, 2024 Equine Influenza in Clallam County, WA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Confirmed Case(s) – No Quarantine Source: State Veterinarian’s Office Number Confirmed: 2 Number Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Private FacilityComments: Horses purchased at livestock market. Under veterinary care. For more information about Equine Influenza, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/equine-influenza See past published Outbreak Alerts: https://nwhorsesource.com/category/news/alerts Equine Disease Communication CenterUpdates on current disease outbreaks are listed on our EDCC website as …

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Outbreak Alerts: May 15, 2024 Equine Influenza in King County, WA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Confirmed Case(s) – No Quarantine Source: State Veterinarian’s Office Number Confirmed: 1 Number Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Private FacilityComments: Under vet care. Purchased at livestock auction and developed cough and nasal discharge soon after. For more information about Equine Influenza, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/equine-influenza See past published Outbreak Alerts: https://nwhorsesource.com/category/news/alerts PressNews from the horse industry. Sharing today’s information …

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Outbreak Alerts: May 13, 2024 Equine Influenza in Spokane County, WA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Confirmed Case(s) – No Quarantine Source: State Veterinarian’s Office Number Confirmed: 1 Number Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Private FacilityComments: Horse is under vet care at Washington State University – Veterinary Teaching Hospital. For more information about Equine Influenza, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/equine-influenza See past published Outbreak Alerts: https://nwhorsesource.com/category/news/alerts PressNews from the horse industry. Sharing today’s information as it …

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Outbreak Alerts: May 13, 2024 Strangles in Ferry County, WA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Source: State Veterinarian Office Confirmed Case(s) – No Quarantine Number Confirmed: 1Number Suspected: 3Number Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Private FacilityComments: Under vet care at Washington State University – Veterinary Teaching Hospital. For more information about Strangles, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/strangles See past published Outbreak Alerts: https://nwhorsesource.com/category/news/alerts PressNews from the horse industry. Sharing today’s information as it happens. …

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Editor’s Postcard: The Grass Dilemma

Grass
Welsh Cob Gus practices yoga poses to reach a blade of grass. Photo Courtesy Kim Roe, Blue Gate Farm.

Managing Plump, Bored Horses Means Rethinking Equine Husbandry With nearly 40 acres of pastures, fields, and woods, my place, Blue Gate Farm, sits on fertile soil and has plenty of water. Even in the hottest, driest summers the grass stays green without irrigation. I’ve spent thousands of dollars and many …

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Business Profile: Langley Equine Studies

Langley Equine Studies

Preparing Students for Success as Equine Body Workers What is your name and your business name? Mary Lou Langley of Langley Equine Studies.  How and why did you get started in business? I got started in self-employment as a massage therapist because of my passion for better health care for …

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Outbreak Alerts: April 17, 2024 Strangles in Spokane County, WA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Source: State Veterinarian Office Confirmed Case(s) – Voluntary Quarantine Number Confirmed: 1Facility Type: Boarding FacilityComments: Under vet care and isolated. For more information about Strangles, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/strangles See past published Outbreak Alerts: https://nwhorsesource.com/category/news/alerts Equine Disease Communication CenterUpdates on current disease outbreaks are listed on our EDCC website as they occur and will include the …

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Outbreak Alerts: April 15, 2024 Strangles in King County, WA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Source: State Veterinarian Office Confirmed Case(s) – Voluntary Quarantine Number Confirmed: 1Number Exposed: UnknownFacility Type: Private FacilityComments: Under veterinary care. No quarantine. For more information about Strangles, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/strangles See past published Outbreak Alerts: https://nwhorsesource.com/category/news/alerts Equine Disease Communication CenterUpdates on current disease outbreaks are listed on our EDCC website as they occur and will include …

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Outbreak Alerts: April 5, 2024 Equine Influenza in Jefferson County, WA

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Confirmed Case(s) – No Quarantine Source: State Veterinarian’s Office Number Confirmed: 1 Number Exposed: 1Facility Type: Private FacilityComments: No quarantine. No travel history. Under vet care. Nasal discharge. No signs in other horse. For more information about Equine Influenza, go to https://www.equinediseasecc.org/equine-influenza See past published Outbreak Alerts: https://nwhorsesource.com/category/news/alerts Equine Disease Communication CenterUpdates on current disease outbreaks …

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