AVC holds public workshop about strangles in horses

Posted: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Dr. Kathleen MacMillan

Dr. Kathleen MacMillan, AVC Equine Ambulatory Service, will give a community workshop on Wednesday, July 11, about strangles in AVC’s Lecture Theatre A at 7 p.m.

She will talk about the symptoms of strangles, diagnosis and treatment, and ways to reduce the risk of infection.

Recently 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
Department: 
Atlantic Veterinary College
Phone: 
(902) 566-6786
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