Help Needed: Penn Vet Strangles Survey Explores Reporting Preferences

Horse owners and veterinarians are being asked to complete a short survey on strangles produced by Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

Strangles became a nationally monitored disease in 2017; this means that each state can have varying rules and regulations on how or if strangles is reported. Some states require that veterinarians notify the state if they have a suspected strangles case (notifiable), while other states only receive confirmed laboratory results (monitoring only). Still other states require that the state veterinarian be notified; the state vet can then put official quarantines and biosecurity measures in place (actionable).

Since so many states operate in different manners, there is no comprehensive database to show the prevalence and distribution of strangles in the United States. Additionally, there is no consensus as to if the disease should be notifiable or actionable, partially because of how difficult it can be to determine if a horse is free from disease.

This study was created to determine if horse owners and veterinarians want equine strangles to be a notifiable and/or actionable disease. Penn Vet is asking for responses to the survey, even if people haven’t seen the disease. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Learn more and take the survey here.

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