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Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers get a clean bill of health, stables to reopen Monday

The Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers equestrian school will reopen its doors on Monday after a two-month closure. Natasha Pace/Global News

A “summer like no other” is now over for the Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers, as they are set to reopen after two cases of equine strangles forced the not-for-profit equestrian school to undergo a two-month quarantine.

The school was forced to suspend all of its programs in May as a result of the quarantine but announced on Facebook that it is planning to reopen on Monday.

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The school says it took a hard financial loss because of the closure but is excited to reopen its doors.

“Recovering from our losses will be difficult, and we ask one last time that you help spread our GoFundMe campaign to help us back on our feet,” said the Lancers in a Facebook post.

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Strangles is a bacterial infection that occurs in horses and affects the upper respiratory tract. The infection causes difficulty breathing and inflammation of the lymph nodes in the throat.

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Halifax urban horse school remains closed during contagious infection outbreak – May 29, 2018

Although the infection is highly contagious to horses, it poses no harm to the general public.

The school says that all of its horses have undergone three separate tests to confirm that they are free of strangles.