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Unformatted text preview: many signs of basic illness like general tiredness and depression. Many times you can see the horse put their heads down and forward to relieve some of the pain in their throat. The lymph nodes can actually swell so much, that they restrict breathing to some extent, hence the name strangles. 5/11/09 Strangles contd Horse that are affected can be treated with antibiotics, but many veterinarians do not recommend this due to the risk of the animal not becoming immune to the infection. About 75 to 80 percent of horses infected with strangles become immune a future infection....
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