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strangle (something) at birth

To stop the development or continuance of something at an early stage. I'm afraid the board may strangle this proposal at birth if the benefits are not carefully explained to them.
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It should be noted the apparent symptoms of strangles were not identified until 14 days after the horse arrived back at Newmarket.
Prevalence: A total of 250 horses which were declared positive for strangles on the basis of clinical signs at Lahore and Sargodha districts of Punjab province during January 2009-December 2009 were included in the present study.
I took a rug to be cleaned which Herbie hadn't worn since winter but I got a phone call to collect it when the lady realised he had strangles.
BHS has also launched a campaign with Animal Health Trust to raise pounds 250,000 for further research into strangles.
She will address the launch event, held at the Royal Society of Medicine in central London, and discuss her own experiences of dealing with strangles, organisers have said.
Strangles can also be spread through contamination of food or water, or from the hands and clothing of stable staff.
LDRC secretary Caroline Kemp said: "We've heard from a reliable source that strangles is in the vicinity.
Caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi, strangles has many unpleasant effects including abscessed lymph nodes of the head and neck, which can in severe cases restrict the airway, leading to the name 'strangles'.
Strangles attacks a horse's larynx, leading to swollen glands that can restrict airways.
The physician who strangles a newborn is guilty of murder, but the physician who strangles a partially born baby is exercising a 'liberty,'" the brief states.
THE Animal Health Trust and British Horse Society yesterday unveiled a two-year public awareness campaign which they hope will raise pounds 250,000 to combat the pernicious equine respiratory disease known as strangles.
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