Equine Surveillance in Canada

Creating awareness of equine health in Canada

Disease Alerts

Disease Date Location Status Description
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Aug. 10, 2019 United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Confirmed

On August 10, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a horse located in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. The unvaccinated mare was euthanized following the sudden onset and progression of neurological signs. Laboratory diagnostic testing confirmed infection with the EEE virus (EEEv).

Equine neurological cases are posted on the OMAFRA website at: OMAFRA

For more information contact:

Dr. Alison Moore

Lead Veterinarian - Animal Health and Welfare

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Tel: (226) 821-0364 Email: alison.moore@ontario.ca