Officials with Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission have announced that there have been two confirmed cases of Strangles in yearlings at a farm in western P.E.I.
The MPHRC announcement states that local veterinarians and farm management have implemented the appropriate quarantine protocol and control measures. The release also goes on to state that, provided that the measures are followed, there is very little risk to the local horse population.
All horse owners are encouraged to continue to pay close attention to the health of their horses – in particular any significant rise in the animal’s temperature – and to consult with their veterinarian in regard to any recommended prevention protocol practices. It is also important to utilize good sanitation techniques to prevent the spread of disease.
From the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission