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Strangles (Streptococcus equi) in Quebec, May 14, 2024

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ)

Strangles (Streptococcus equi) has been confirmed in MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Quebec. On May 8, 2024, a 20 year old gelding presented with dysphagia, hypersalivation, enlarged retropharyngeal lymph nodes, and swelling under mandibular containing purulent material on aspiration. Infection with S. equi was confirmed on May 14, 2024. The horse is recovering. The horse is unvaccinated. The horse moved from a stable 2 weeks ago.