Equine Surveillance in Canada

Creating awareness of equine health in Canada

Disease Alerts

Disease Date Location Status Description
Strangles March 26, 2019 New Brunswick On going

On March 13th, a provincial veterinarian was called out to examine a horse with an abscess. Due to the location of abscess and clinical signs, the veterinarian was suspicious of strangles and swabbed the abscess.

Laboratory confirmation on March 19th revealed Strep. equi equi (strangles). There are several other horses on the premise.

This latest case of strangles is in the south-eastern part of the province and not related to other cases reported. A quarantine of the premise and horses has been made along with visitor restrictions. These animals are being monitored and are being provided with follow-up care.

Contact: Nicole Wanamaker, Nicole.wanamaker@gnb.ca