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.



Halicephalobus
Estrie, QC
Outbreak Identifier: 6151
Alert ID: 3602
February 24, 2024
Suspected Case - Voluntary Quarantine

MAPAQ

Number Suspected: 1
Number Exposed: Unknown
Facility Type: Stable

Horse 1: 
Gender: Gelding; Breed: Pony; Clinical Signs: Neurologic; Confirmation Date: 2/5/2024; Horse Status: Deceased

Comments: Imported from Iceland this summer; histopathology suspect for Halicephalobus gingivalis. For additional reference information on Halicephalobiasis, go to: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5952678/#:~:text=Halicephalobiasis%20is%20a%20helminthic%20infection,fatal%20meningoencephalomyelitis%20mainly%20in%20equines

https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/issues/439-440.pdf