Disease Alerts

Updates on current disease outbreaks are listed here as they occur and will include the date listed, disease name, location and current status. Specific premises will not be named but the general location by town, county and state will be listed. When locations, events or horses are at risk they will be listed. Updates will be posted as they are received.

Grey County, ON
Outbreak Identifier: 5548
Alert ID: 2945
March 30, 2023
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

Number Confirmed: 1; 
Number Exposed: 24; 
Age: 8; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); 
Clinical Signs: The gelding was examined on March 23, 2023 for the development of a fever and submandibular draining tract. The exudate was positive for S. equi by PCR. The horse has lived on the property for almost a year. There have been no new horses recently and no other horses are showing clinical signs.; Confirmation Date: 3/27/2023; Horse Status: Recovering; 
Comments: The facility owners are working with the farm veterinarian to implement voluntary movement restrictions and biosecurity measures. For more information go to: https://www.equinediseasecc.org/strangles