This poor filly ended up with the worse case of strangles I ever saw, that lived. When she would nay it came out the holes in her face. Callie wanted to see pictures when she was really sick because she never saw a bad case. I couldn't bring myself to take them. I was weanie sitting this winter. She came in with 4 other ones that had just gotten over it. She came from a different farm then them. Evidently the breeder did not vaccinate her before sending her to the auction. It was a shame because she was the high selling weanling in a incentive fund catalog sale. She had gotten so down in weight that I could lift her. She is beautiful now. Hopefully the scars will go away in time. I'm going to use MTG on her. We started calling her Pusie or Pus Pus. I now it is awful, we did not think she was going to make it. You cannot give antibiotics or the infection goes to the organs and kills them, it has to run its course. I lost a gelding to bastard strangles, she had it too. The strain that went thru this area last year was the worst yet. My horses get vaccinated, the foals born here have an immunity that gets them thru the first 6 months to a year, part is from the mommas. After they get it, the recommendation that I have read is that you should not vaccinate for a year. We kept it in check, no other horse caught it from her. She still is draining from the one on the side of her stomach. I think it is more from having to heal from the inside out. The vet had to lance that one. She is our last reminder of the hard winter we had. I hope more people see this and vaccinate, it is a horrible sickness to deal with.