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  • CO: Strangles horse disease outbreak biggest in decades

    Source: http://www.nbc11news.com/content/new...416298953.html


    Horse disease outbreak biggest in decades
    By Carly Moore |
    Posted: Wed 11:44 PM, Mar 15, 2017 |
    Updated: Thu 9:17 AM, Mar 16, 2017

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- A contagious disease is causing major concerns for horse owners in the Grand Valley.

    Owners are on high alert of a serious outbreak of what's called equine Strangles disease.

    Itís one of the biggest outbreaks vets and owners have seen in a couple decades.

    Vets said itís like the flu or strep throat for horses, and it spreads very quickly from horse to horse. People who care for animals can also spread the infection on their shoes and tools...

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