The Equine Disease Communication Center has reported a positive case of Strangles in New Brunswick.

On March 13, 2019, a provincial veterinarian was called to examine a horse with an abscess. Due to the location of abscess and clinical signs, the veterinarian was suspicious of strangles and swabbed the abscess. On March 19th,the laboratory reported Streptococcus equi (Strangles).

There are several other horses on the premises. A quarantine of the premises and horses has been made along with visitor restrictions. These animals are being monitored and are being provided with follow-up care.

This latest case of Strangles is in the south-eastern part of the province and not related to other cases reported.