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Animal health and welfare
Vet students help regiments declare their horses to be ‘strangles free’

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STUDENTS from Nottingham vet school have helped screen 400 military horses for strangles as part of a collaborative programme to eradicate the disease.

A group of 30 third, fourth and final year vet students spent six days working alongside Army veterinary teams to screen horses belonging to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

The screening took place in London in November last year, and horses found to be infected were isolated for more than three weeks and treated until they were clear of infection. Following the success of the programme, both regiments have …

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