Equine Surveillance in Canada

Creating awareness of equine health in Canada

Disease Alerts

Disease Date Location Status Description
Eastern Equine Encephalitis, August and September 2019 Sept. 6, 2019 Ontario Confirmed

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Location: District of Thunder Bay Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 1; Gender: Mare; Breed: Mixed breed; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/22/2019; Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Circling, Down, Fever, Lethargy, Unable to Rise, Weakness; Confirmation Date: 9/3/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated 

Location: Greater Sudbury Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 4; Gender: Mare; Breed: Paint; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/22/2019; Clinical Signs: Anorexia, Ataxia, Falling, Fever, Lethargy, Recumbency, Somnolence; Confirmation Date: 9/3/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated

Location: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Number Confirmed: 1; Age: 18; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Thoroughbred (TB); Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/20/2019; Clinical Signs: lethargy, Convulsions, Paddling; Confirmation Date: 8/28/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unknown 

For more information go to : http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/nhd_surv2019.htm;

 

Contact: Dr. Alison Moore, OMAFRA  alison.moore@ontario.ca