The risk of panic on a yard when the strangles is a differential diagnosis is I am sure all too familiar to us as equine vets. Counterbalanced by the occasional yards that seem to have a stubborn indifference to the disease and see it no more than a ‘bad cold’. We as veterinary surgeons have a duty to calm the panic with a coherent, structured and most importantly consistent approach tailored to that individual yard. In cases of indifference explain the potential ramifications of what still can be a very serious and potentially fatal disease. The lecture will be centred around the HBLB guidelines on strangles with pragmatic and field-based advice. The key roles of the biology of the bacteria Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (Strep. equi), prudent and sensible use of diagnostics and biosecurity will be emphasised wrapped around the need for communication between veterinary surgeons/practices and horse owners.
Chair: Dr Nicky Housby, BVetMed Cert AVP (ESO) MRCVS, Veterinary Director, The Horse Trust
Speaker: Dr Philip Ivens, MA VetMB CertEM(Int. Med) DipECEIM, Managing Director, Buckingham Equine Vets
Presented at London Vet Show 2021
BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
Thursday, November 11th 16:40 PM
Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate.