Rabies Detected in Horse that Attended Celebration

A horse that was kept in stables at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., last week tested positive for rabies, state health officials announced Friday night (Sept. 8).

The 3-year-old gelding from

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A horse that was kept in stables at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., last week tested positive for rabies, state health officials announced Friday night (Sept. 8).


The 3-year-old gelding from Missouri did not compete in any of the Celebration events, according to a statement from the Department of Health.


The tan-and-black horse was kept in barn No. 50 and was ridden by owners around at the walking horse breed’s premier event, held from Aug. 23-28.


Owners first noticed symptoms on Aug. 28 and the horse showed severe neurological problems in following days before being euthanized

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