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WARNING - STRANGLES IN PONIES ON DARTMOOR

There is currently an outbreak in some of the pony herds of a very infectious respiratory disease. It is called 'Strangles' caused by a Streptococcus. It is easily spread by pony to pony contact from nasal discharge, which can also contaminate personal clothing & items, leading to further spread to ponies. Therefore, please observe & enjoy from a distance. Confirmed cases to date on Haytor Down, Trendlebere Down & more recently, Dunnabridge Common. Infected animlas are being monitored by their owners & Livestock Protection Officer. Advice NOT to feed the ponies still applies.

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