Strangles Awareness Week
Taking your horse's temperature regularly will help you recognise what is 'normal' for your horse, and give you an early indication when something is wrong if it is elevated - potentially meaning a Strangles case is limited to one instead of a full outbreak. Average normal temp is between 36 - 38.5C but it can vary from horse to horse.
As many of you know, Strangles is an extremely contagious illness that affects the horse’s upper respiratory tract. It is the most common infectious disease in the UK and worldwide. Strangles is caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus equi, not a virus.
Along with #SAW2022 Ambassadors, Agnew Equine wants to bring awareness to this disease and how best to prevent, recognise and react to outbreaks.
Take the Temperature Check Challenge here: https://www.redwings.org.uk/strangles/horse-temperature-checker