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.

Regional Municipality of Halton, ON
Outbreak Identifier: 6112
Alert ID: 3565
February 01, 2024
Confirmed Case(s) - Voluntary Quarantine


Number Confirmed: 1; 
Number Exposed: 5; 
Facility Type: Boarding Facility; 

Horse 1: 
Age: 8; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Clinical Signs: This gelding has a unilateral white, mucoid nasal discharge and is being evaluated for suspected chronic sinusitis. A nasopharyngeal lavage was positive for S. equi on PCR.; Confirmation Date: 1/29/2024; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;

Comments: The farm manager, working with their veterinarian, has implemented voluntary movement restrictions and infection control procedures.;