Pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures

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■ Iso­late new an­i­mals

■ Mon­i­tor an­i­mals in quar­an­tine for signs of clin­i­cal dis­ease

■ Take care not to al­low di­rect or in­di­rect con­tact be­tween horses (such as on peo­ple’s hands, cloth­ing or equip­ment)

■ Dis­in­fect food and wa­ter con­tain­ers

■ Dis­in­fect horse­boxes be­fore and af­ter col­lect­ing new an­i­mals

■ Re­frain from over­crowd­ing the yard. Some horses in­fected with stran­gles can be­come car­ri­ers who don’t show any clin­i­cal signs. They can only be iden­ti­fied through test­ing and this should be car­ried out while the horse is in quar­an­tine.

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