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Important Notice to Trainers- Strangles

Posted by TRNT

Date posted:

ATTENTION: Darwin trainers and staff


SUBJECT: Strangles


As previously reported there have been some positive Strangles (Respiratory Infection caused by Streptococcus equi ssp. Equi) cases in the Darwin rural community. These cases had recently been at a property in Katherine, two subsequently returned to the Darwin rural area and showed clinical signs of Strangles as did the other horses in Katherine. This property has been quarantined and Dr Jamin Farebrother is confident that this has prevented further spread.


There are other horses that have returned from the same property in Katherine that have been tested and are awaiting results. Other horses who may have been exposed are being investigated.


As there is a risk of Strangles spreading to the Darwin Turf Club property, Dr Jamin Farebrother has advised that the following preventative measures should apply to the DTC stable complex from today and this has been endorsed by TRNT.


 Please follow the link below to view further content regarding the preventative measures- 


 Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact either your veterinarian or TRNT Stewards.


David Hensler


Chairman of Stewards

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