Subscapular lymph node abscessation as a result of metastatic Streptococcus equi subspecies equi infection: An atypical presentation of bastard strangles in a mare Academic Article uri icon


  • The case reported here represents an atypical presentation of bastard stangles in an 18-year-old Arab mare. The horse initially presented for progressive neck pain characterised by reluctance to lateral and ventroflexlon of the neck. Subsequent diagnostics revealed a subscapular abscess and aspirates of the mass cultured positive for Streptococcus EQUI ssp. equi. Surgical drainage and debridement of the abscess was performed under general anaesthesia. Six months post surgery, the mare had made a complete recovery.

published proceedings

  • Equine Veterinary Education

author list (cited authors)

  • Whelchel, D. D., Arnold, C. E., & Chaffin, M. K

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Whelchel, DD||Arnold, CE||Chaffin, MK

publication date

  • March 2009