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Arrrrghhhhh - Strangles in area

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Mermaid2 · 27/09/2010 21:09

Strangles is in a relatively close area to our stables. So far we OK. Just been doing some research and its so horrid. Have not been riding out, just going in school and no other horses coming into yard. Nightmare.

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marge2 · 27/09/2010 22:11

Aaaaarggg - where????

Pixel · 27/09/2010 22:30

Horrid. A yard near us had it a couple of years ago and with nearly 100 horses they ended up being closed for the entire summer. I don't think they actually lost any though.

Butkin · 28/09/2010 10:25

Simply dreadful. Do you know if DEFRA (or anybody else) put up addresses for places with strangles? I hate all the chinese whispers you get with these sort of cases - they should be fully transparent.

Callisto · 28/09/2010 12:54

Where abouts is the yard Mermaid?

Mermaid2 · 28/09/2010 13:47

I'm not gonna be too specific but its in East Sussex. Its only two horses at the moment, different stables and that only happened as someone rode to the other to meet a friend and ride out together!

Butkin, I agree with you, should be much clearer and people should know about it. Not sure why its down to people passing it on and as you say chinese whispers.

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Callisto · 28/09/2010 14:09

General area is fine, thanks Mermaid. There was a strangles outbreak in Gloucestershire last year and I was worried it had reappeared. It's awful.

Pixel · 28/09/2010 18:51

I live in East Sussex.

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