Diagnosing and managing Strangles cases with Victoria South and Andy Durham
Welcome to the latest Liphook Equine Hospital Podcast on the investigation and management of Strangles (Strep equi subsp equi) with Victoria South in discussion with Andy Durham. We talk through the most accurate testing for reaching a diagnosis in a suspect case, and also how to perform the most relaible follow-up testing in recovered cases or in the pre-movement scenario.
Here is a useful link to a recent publication that was discussed in the podcast:
Comparison of nasopharangeal and guttural pouch specimens shows guttural pouch washes to be 51 times more likely to be positive for Strep equi subs equi than nasopharangeal swabs and washes in convalescent horses: Boyle et al (2017) 10.1186/s12917-017-0989-4
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