New assay improves diagnostic detection of strangles in horses

Strangles

New primers developed for highly contagious horse disease Research initiated at the Equine Infectious Disease Laboratory, EIDL, at Texas A&M University to explore the genomic components of strangles has now led to an improved assay at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL. Strangles is a highly contagious disease that affects …

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October 26, 2020 – Strangles in King County, WA: Confirmed Case(s)-Voluntary Quarantine

Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic

Source: Attending Veterinarian Number Confirmed: 1; Number Exposed: 5; Age: 14; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/19/2020; Clinical Signs: Bilateral Nasal Discharge, Lethargy, Low Grade Fever; Confirmation Date: 10/23/2020; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated; Notes: The private facility is under a voluntary 2 week quarantine. For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf;     All information is sourced from  http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks Equine Disease …

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