WARNING - STRANGLES IN PONIES ON DARTMOORThere 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 & Meldon Common (Chagford). Infected animals are being monitored. Advice NOT to feed the ponies still applies.
Dartmoor Commoners' Council, 1 Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AR Tel: 01822 618892