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.



City of Toronto, ON
Outbreak Identifier: 6063
Alert ID: 3512
December 04, 2023
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine

OMAFRA

Number Confirmed: 5; 
Number Exposed: Unknown; 

Horse 1: 
Age: 24; Gender: Mare; Onset of Clinical Signs: 11/30/2023; Clinical Signs: This mare developed submandibular abscesses and two others developed a fever. These three horses plus two more close contacts are positive for S. equi on PCR.; Confirmation Date: 12/2/2023; Horse Status: Recovering; 

Comments: The facility owner has implemented voluntary movement restrictions and biosecurity protocols under veterinary supervision.;