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post #1 of 5 Old 06-16-2008, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Patomic Horse Feaver- is it contagous

A horse in my barn may have Patomic Horse Feaver (I think that is what is is called). I am wondering of I should be taking precautions with my horse. Is it contagious if my horse is exposed to the infected horses saliva or manure?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-16-2008, 03:11 PM
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It's not HIGHLY contagious, but your horse can only get it if it were to eat the infected horse's feces. ;)

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-16-2008, 03:46 PM
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you can get vaccinated against it. mine are...
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-16-2008, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you

I am going to check to see if he was vacinated against it as he just got his shots.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-17-2008, 08:14 PM
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http://www.addl.purdue.edu/newslette...Winter/PTH.htm

Infection from eating contaminated feces is pretty unlikely, but it is possible. Otherwise, transmission of PHF from horse to horse isn't a serious threat. It's the environmental factors that create the risk.

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