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Strangles (Streptococcus Equi) in Ontario, January 19, 2024

Strangles (Streptococcus equi) has been confirmed in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario. On January 16, 2024, a 14 year old gelding presented with a firm swelling under the left jaw which was confirmed to be a swollen left submandibular lymph node on January 18, 2024. The horse also had bilateral nasal discharge. Strangles was confirmed on January 19, 2024. The horse is recovering. The facility manager has implemented voluntary movement restrictions and biosecurity protocols under supervision of their veterinarian.

Strangles (Streptococcus equi) in Ontario, January 19, 2024

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)