Report of Strangles Case — Shamrock Training Centre

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Report of Strangles Case — Shamrock Training Centre

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Four non-racing saddle horses were unloaded at private farms.

 The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed a Standardbred race horse that had travelled from Red Shores Racetrack in PEI on Sunday February 14, 2021 with four other horses has tested positive for strangles. The race horse is in isolation at another property as of Tuesday February 16, 2021.

Four non-racing saddle horses were unloaded at private farms.

The AGCO has spoken to all trainers with horses in the affected barn at the Shamrock Training Centre. They are required to have their veterinarians create a testing plan and submit it to the AGCO before the horses will be allowed to train or entered to race.

Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equines caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi.

It is a best practice to ensure that only healthy horses enter a racetrack paddock. It is advisable that all horses have normal temperatures prior to entering the paddock. This can be accomplished through simple but robust biosecurity practices by trainers and Associations.

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

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

For more information Horse People:

Dr. Pamela Chesterfield Manager of Veterinary Services (519) 551-1037

Dr. Adam Chambers Senior Manager of Veterinary Services (289) 237-3922

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/03-037.htm

https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Guidelines/Strangles_Final.pdf

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