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Guernsey horse owners warned over disease


Horse owners in Guernsey have been advised to take precautions after a suspected case of a contagious equine disease in the island.

The British Show Jumping Association's winter competition was cancelled at the weekend after a possible case of strangles was diagnosed.

Strangles is a respiratory infection affecting horses, donkeys and ponies.

Owners have been told to keep animals as close to home as possible until vets diagnose the suspected case.