Talk:Strangles

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The one-in-ten mortality rate seems kinda high. At my old job I treated around 80 horses, and never had one die. Though the first time I scrubbed down that burst abscess I was pretty sure I was going to die from gagging. StSkunko 04:34, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Agreed, I will try and find a citable source for mortality rate, and alter the article accordingly. Alsiola vet (talk) 04:46, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Also agree - and have found a citation for a more realistic sounding mortality rate. --RE73 (talk) 20:28, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't like that "shipping fever" sends me to an article on strangles. I was directed here from an article on cattle and I expected to read about shipping fever in cattle, not strangles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.81.85.232 (talk) 21:05, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

I agree. Shipping fever should not redirect to Strangles. I've switched the link on the redirect page to Pneumonia (non-human) for now. Shipping fever probably deserves its own page though. Getwood (talk) 01:26, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Incubation period[edit]

According to this the incubation period of strangles is approximately a fortnight. However, new outbreaks can occur up to three weeks or more after the initial outbreak as infected horses can shed the bacterium for long periods.

Any other literature to confirm this - or is this a reliable enough source ?? EdwardLane (talk) 19:51, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Strangles/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Covers the basics, but needs expansion of all sections, more references, and an image or two. --Joelmills 01:40, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 01:40, 8 June 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 07:08, 30 April 2016 (UTC)