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Good evening, and thank you for your question.
Based on what you have described concerning the condition of Kenzie, I would take no chances pertaining to a possible Strangles situation, and have her seen ASAP. Strangles is a highly contagious, serious disease, and not something to be ta***** *****ghtly. Even though Kenzie was not at the barn, the bacteria can easily be transferred. It is easily picked up through the air and the environment, and carried via clothing, shoes, basically anything that was near the infected horse.
Please don’t take a chance with this disease. Have Kenzie checked out immediately!
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
-Dan C., DVM.