Rabies in Horses: Preventable but Still Invariably Fatal

The risk of rabies exposure for horses is higher in geographic localities where the disease is endemic in raccoons, skunks, foxes, or other terrestrial reservoirs. Rabies transmission can also occur from a rabid bat to a horse or secondarily from terrestrial carnivores infected with bat rabies. Fortunately, only about 50 horses are diagnosed with rabies every year in the United States. However,

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