By taking some simple steps, you can help prevent a strangles outbreak on your farm:

  • Provide individual water buckets for all horses and disinfect them on a regular basis, or regularly disinfect shared water troughs
  • Require health certificates for new horses, including information on the horse and farm’s previous history of strangles
  • Require strangles testing for new horses entering your farm
  • Quarantine new horses for two-to-three weeks and monitor their temperature
  • At shows or during other travel, minimize your horse’s exposure to other horses, shared stalls, water buckets or troughs, pastures, trailers, and shared equipment