Equine Strangles

“Strangles” is the laymen’s term for an upper respiratory infection in horses caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi equi. Strangles is most common in young horses (<5 years old) but can affect horses of all ages. This disease is highly contagious and if a horse is suspected of having or carrying the bacteria, quarantine protocols are recommended to prevent further spread of the disease.

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Southern Equine Service
Don’t Forget the Donkeys

So what is the actual difference between a donkey and a horse?  Both fall under the family Equidae, which includes horses, donkeys, and zebras.  However, the donkey is actually a different species called Equus asinus as opposed to a horse which is Equus caballus. 

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