Attack of the Rabid Fox

A horse owner captured a video of a fox in his horse pasture, but then the fox attacked. Find out what saved his horses.

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The farm in the video is located on a moderately active road. Just through the tree-line behind the pasture is the residential area of the small town in which we live. Although the owner of the horses has always vaccinated the horses against rabies (per our recommendation—rabies is included as an American Association of Equine Practitioners’ recommended core vaccines), he never expected his horses to be exposed.

The owners were walking their young children down the driveway when they noticed a fox acting unusually in their field. The fox stalked and then attacked their gelding, Jet. Foxes normal prey is small rodents and birds and wouldn’t pay any attention to a horse other than to avoid it.