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Indicative Signs and Symptoms

  • Large, swollen lymph nodes in the lower jaw
  • Abscessing from the lower jaw
  • Nasal discharge
  • Fever
  • Difficulty in breathing & swallowing
  • Dry, painful cough

Strangles is the common name of a highly contagious Streptococcus infection typically found in young horses between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, although other age horses are susceptible. 

In the initial phase of Strangles, a young horse will look depressed, have a decreased appetite and will probably have a fever and nasal discharge. As the disease progresses, the infection becomes local­ized in the lymph nodes of the throat. These lymph glands can enlarge and impair the breathing and swallowing of your horse.

Isolate any horse showing signs of Strangles.

Due to the highly contagious nature of this infection, it is as easily transmitted to other horses as a cold is in people. Immediately quarantine your horse at the slightest indication of Strangles symptoms. Any contact with the nasal discharge, such as sneezing, or the pus from the throat area will carry the infection. The most common ways this infection spreads are through shared water/feeding areas and through people transmit­ting it inadvertently by touching uninfected horses after tending one with Strangles.

Treatment must focus immediately on the reduction of swelling in the lymph glands and the elimination of accumulated pus to relieve the difficulty in breathing and swallowing. It is the swelling of these tissues that pose the most immediate threat to your horse’s life. The Streptococcus bacteria must also then be restrained to complete the recov­ery process and insure that your horse is not subject to the secondary complications that are so common with this disease.

Strangles Solution directs the therapeutic actions of the individual herbs within this formula to the lymph nodes in your horse’s neck and throat; quickly and efficiently reducing the swelling and removing the accumulated phlegm. This herbal formula specifically inhibits Streptococcus and also reduces fever.

 

Therapeutic Actions:

  • Reduces swelling in lymph glands
  • Specifically inhibits Streptococcus bacteria
  • Reduces fever
  • Removes phlegm
  • Relieves difficulty in breathing & swallowing
  • Relieves cough

 

Dosage Recommendation


Allergic Skin Horse Health Herbs
715 grams - $132

Ingredients: gua lou ren, xing ren within a proprietary blend.