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Southlands Riding Club Closed Due to Strangles

Southlands Riding Club, in Vancouver, British Columbia, has closed after a newly arrived rescue horse tested positive for Strangles – a serious upper respiratory tract disease. Strangles is highly contagious and is transferable through direct contact. It is not airborne and does not affect humans. In horses, it causes high fever and swelling around the jaw […]
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Cases of Strangles in Waterloo-Wellington County

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) has received reports of several cases of equine Strangles (S. equi sp. equi infection) in the Waterloo-Wellington County area. Strangles is not a reportable disease in the province of Ontario, however, it is highly contagious to horses and other equids, and outbreaks are a concern to the […]
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Caution to Ontario Tracks: Strangles Outbreak at Saratoga Raceway

Due to an outbreak of strangles at Saratoga Raceway, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) advises Ontario tracks to use caution when considering entries of horses showing Saratoga lines in March. Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equines caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi. “It is up to the discretion […]