I finally heard word back from my vet today - Moose does NOT have Strangles!
OMG when I was talking to the vet my heart was in my throat and then he said he DIDNT have it and a HUGE wave of relief came over me! I've already gotten pretty attached to him.... :)
He does not have the bad S word, but he has a form of strep. He actually have a few different strains of things but fortunately they are all very sensitive to medication and treating him shouldnt be an issue. There are a lot of routes we could take but my vet offered the most cost effective medication that he believes should do the trick no problem. Tomorrow I pick up his pills and drop off a fecal sample for worm count. Both those only totally $50! What a steal! Sure is nice when the dosage is much much smaller ;)
Moose-man you are going to be ok! Only ten days of treatment and you should be as healthy as a - horse!
Oh, and bonus! Vet said what he has isnt contagious! :)
I'm over the moon with relief and excitement!