AVC holds public workshop about equine strangles

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Dr. Kathleen MacMillan

The Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI will hold a community workshop on Wednesday, July 11, about strangles, a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects the upper respiratory system of the horse. The presentation will take place in AVC’s Lecture Theatre A at 7 p.m.

Dr. Kathleen MacMillan, AVC Equine Ambulatory Service, will talk about the symptoms of strangles, diagnosis and treatment, and ways to reduce the risk of infection. Last month, several cases of strangles were diagnosed in horses in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI. The bacteria causing the illness is easily transmitted by nose-to-nose contact between horses or from things that come in contact with nasal discharge from a sick horse, such as clothing, hands, or equipment.

Everyone is welcome. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (902) 566-0589.


Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Atlantic Veterinary College
(902) 566-6786
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