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Patomic Horse Feaver- is it contagous

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        06-16-2008, 02:58 PM
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    Foal
    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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        06-16-2008, 03:11 PM
      #2
    Showing
    It's not HIGHLY contagious, but your horse can only get it if it were to eat the infected horse's feces. ;)
         
        06-16-2008, 03:46 PM
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    Super Moderator
    You can get vaccinated against it. Mine are...
         
        06-16-2008, 06:18 PM
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    Foal
    Thank you

    I am going to check to see if he was vacinated against it as he just got his shots.
         
        06-17-2008, 08:14 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    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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