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Premium Assured Strangles Scheme

What is Strangles in horses?

Equine Strangles is an infectious respiratory disease of horses caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi and it is a serious ongoing problem in the UK.

The Premium Assured Strangles Scheme is an initiative launched by SRUC Veterinary Services (formerly SAC Consulting) and supported by The British Horse Society (BHS) in the battle for Strangles prevention. We also collaborate with organisations such as Redwings and AHT.

PASS aims to:

  • Protect healthy horses and equine yards from infection with Strangles
  • Eliminate Strangles from infected yards by detecting/treating carriers
  • Prevent the spread of disease locally by actively eliminating infection
  • Offer a national control programme to reduce the risk of Strangles for all horses

Membership is open to equine yards around the country who want to take an active role in preventing Strangles. Enjoy enhanced health status for your yard. There are three levels of scheme membership.

Don't Delay - Join Today!

Strangles awareness week 2020


From 4-10 May, we’re holding a new Strangles Awareness Week in partnership with key equine organisations to support everyone in the equine community to speak out about the disease #SAW2020


SRUC Oatridge Premium Assured Strangles Scheme (PASS) Accreditation

SRUC Oatridge College holds PASS Silver Status and has been a member since 2015 and is supported by the University of Edinburgh Dick Vet Equine.

Joining and Membership

Beach horse riding

Find out about how the scheme works and becoming a member.

Latest PASS News

John equine talk

News stories and updates plus information about events.

Strangles Disease

Student Horse

Find out more about Strangles, its prevention and control.

Contact Us

Animal and Equine study visit

Contact us for information and meet the PASS Team.

Premium Assured Strangles Scheme (PASS)

Address: SRUC Veterinary Services, Pentland Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Telephone: 0131 535 3130

Fax: 0131 535 3131