Health Alert: Confirmed Case Of Strangles In North Grenville, Ontario
Equestrian Canada – Below are details from the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) pertaining to newly reported case of Strangles in the township of North Grenville, ON.
The following is a summary of the case information for a horse that tested positive for Strangles in the township of North Grenville, ON. An eight-year-old unvaccinated (Strangles) Quarter Horse mare presented with clinical signs of coughing, lethargy and pyrexia on Sept. 27, 2018. Samples were taken for Strangles PCR and results were received on Oct. 3, 2018 that she tested positive for Strep equi (Strangles). The mare has been kept in a quarantined paddock since the identification of clinical signs. Treatment with anti-inflammatories and antibiotics was initiated and she is recovering well.
For more information and to learn about equine surveillance in Canada, visit www.cahss.ca/surveillance/equine.