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Strangles Reported In P.E.I.

Published: August 1, 2014 2:22 pm ET

Last Comment: August 4, 2014 8:58 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

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.

(With files from the MPHRC)

August 4, 2014 - 8:58 amIt should be noted that the

Bobby Gordon SAID...

It should be noted that the infected horses are at least 10 miles from any other horse farm in the area and it was reportedly brought in from a horse from Ontario. Our farm Elm Grove, along with Silverhill, Tobins Standardbreds, Bill Folland and Harvey Holm are ALL VIRUS FREE and steps are being followed to keep it this way.
Yours Truly
Bobby Gordon Jr.

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