Icelandic Gelding in Quebec Positive for Halicephalobus

The horse lived in Estrie and is deceased.

An Icelandic gelding in Estrie, Quebec, contracted Halicephalobus gingivalis and is now deceased.
An Icelandic gelding in Estrie, Quebec, contracted Halicephalobus gingivalis and is now deceased. | Wikimedia Commons

On February 5, an Icelandic gelding in Estrie, Quebec, was determined to be positive for Halicephalobus gingivalis based on histopathology. The horse was imported from Iceland over the summer. He is now deceased. 

More information about Halicephalobus gingivalis is available here

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