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lovetoride 06-16-2008 02:58 PM

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?

PoptartShop 06-16-2008 03:11 PM

It's not HIGHLY contagious, but your horse can only get it if it were to eat the infected horse's feces. ;)

farmpony84 06-16-2008 03:46 PM

you can get vaccinated against it. mine are...

lovetoride 06-16-2008 06:18 PM

Thank you

I am going to check to see if he was vacinated against it as he just got his shots.

Ryle 06-17-2008 08:14 PM

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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