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Get an inside look at the chronology of the EHV-1 outbreak in early 2018 that impacted hundreds of horses competing at an event in Orange County, California, and the steps involved in controlling disease going forward.
Equine coronavirus’ main signs are subtle and nonspecific—anorexia, lethargy, and fever. And while it doesn’t consistently cause gastrointestinal signs such as colic or diarrhea, researchers have learned that affected horses’ feces are the most reliable sample to test.
Humans rely on the majority of horses, donkeys, and mules in Sub-Saharan Africa for working purposes. If illness, such as ELZ, stops the animals from carrying loads or pulling carts for agriculture or transport purposes, the dependent family’s income can suffer significantly.
The bacterium Salmonella enterica can spread quickly between horses on a farm or in a hospital setting, causing significant financial and even equine losses. Here’s how one veterinarian recommends managing positive cases.
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