What to Vaccinate for this Spring

equivacFor horse owners the Vaccination campaign has been focused around the highly contagious and deadly Hendra Virus.

However, this is not the only contagious and dangerous infection for horses. Strangles is a real threat and cannot be forgotten to a higher profile virus.

So…What is Strangles?

Strangles (equine distemper) is a contagious upper respiratory tract infection of horses and other equines caused by a gram-positive bacterium, Streptococcus equi.

As a result the lymph nodes swell, compressing the pharynx, larynx and trachea and can cause airway obstruction leading to death, hence the name Strangles.

As Strangles is Bacterial, it has a higher occurrence during warm, moist conditions as Bacteria thrives in this climate.

What’s the Solution?

Using the combine 2 in 1 Vaccine Equivac® can protect your horse(s) from both Strangles and the potentially fatal Tetanus.

Vaccines are available from our store.  Talk to our friendly team about vaccinations today!

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