Q I heard there’s a strangles vaccine Q being developed. Is this true? Maria Waters, Northampton Donal says... There is a strangles vaccination available in the UK and a combination of good husbandry and vaccinations can help to minimise outbreaks of this disease. Strangles is highly contagious and can be spread through both direct and indirect contact. The clinical signs are usually only seen between three and 14 days after becoming infected, and include loss of appetite, nasal discharge, coughing, fever and swelling of the lymph nodes. However, infected horses can still spread strangles before these clinical signs have developed. While vaccination can help prevent the disease, it may not be suitable in all situations, so seek advice from your vet.
A strangles vaccine is available in the UK