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Equine Rabies Overview
Diagnosing horse ailments requires a vet. (Click here for a list of Florida veterinarians by county)
Rabies is a highly contagious and fatal [If not treated equine rabies has a 100% fatality rate] disease that affects the central nervous system. Rabies is a viral neuroinvasive disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in warm-blooded animals. It is zoonotic (i.e. transmitted by animals), most commonly by a bite from an infected animal but occasionally by other forms of contact.
Rabies Transmission: Bite and/or saliva of an infected animal such as domestic dogs and cats, along with skunks, foxes, raccoons, and bats
Equine Rabies Transmission: Bite and/or saliva of an infected animal such as Domestic dogs and cats, along with skunks, foxes, raccoons, and bats.
Equine Rabies Symptoms: