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We strongly recommend that all horses, ponies and donkeys are regularly vaccinated against the most common diseases.
Course of 2 injections
2nd vaccination - 4 weeks after
High Risk - re-vaccinate every 3 months
Medium Risk - re-vaccinate every 6 months
Change in demenaour - depression, loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing
Lymph nodes may abscess and discharge around the throat/jaw area
Sudden high temperature
Pain and swelling in the throat area
Diagnosis and Treatment
If suspected, the vet may take blood samples, nasal swabs or gutteral pouch swabs/washing.
The horse must be isolated and kept dry and warm.
Give the horse soft palatable feed and apply hot compress to any abscess.
Do not allow new horses to enter the premises unless they can be kept in strict isolation.
Maintain strict hygeine - cleaning and disinfection are especially important.
Investigate cases that last longer than 6-8 weeks.