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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What’s in a Whinny? 

what's in a whinny horse vocalizations
Image Credit University of Guelph's The Horse Portal

When horses talk, we listen but how good are we at deciphering what they have to say? According to a recently published study (Nov 2021) by Dr. Katrina Merkies, researcher and associate professor at the University of Guelph, and her master student Haley Belliveau, we are faring well. Using an online survey, participants …

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