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Rapid-result blood test for strangles

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A BURSARY of £15,000 is to be awarded to the Animal Health Trust (AHT) to fund research into developing a rapid-result blood test for strangles.

In February 2008, the AHT developed a DNA test for the disease; however, it takes 48 hours to obtain a result. The AHT notes that, since strangles is able to establish in carrier horses that appear healthy, …

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