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Strangles Reported On PEI

Published: November 6, 2020 5:16 pm ET

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On November 6, 2020, the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission (APHRC) was informed mid-afternoon of a confirmed case of strangles in a yearling Standardbred on Prince Edward Island.

Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equines caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi. Testing of other horses in the impacted stable at Red Shores at the CDP is underway, the stable has been quarantined, and has also been disinfected.

Red Shores is following the applicable protocol as recommended by the attending veterinarian and the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission. The paddock, ship-in barns and driver’s rooms at both Red Shores locations will be disinfected with Virkon prior to racing.

Horsepeople are reminded to remain vigilant and institute appropriate biosecurity measures and should consult their veterinarians for advice.

For more information concerning strangles please click this link: What To Know About Strangles

The APHRC will monitor the situation and any further developments will be reported.


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