|Farm Animal and Equine Health: Rabies in horses|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Question: Do horses get rabies?
Response: Yes, if they are not vaccinated, horses can get rabies. Rabies is a fatal bite-transmitted central nervous system viral infection that can infect all mammals, including people. Rabies occurs worldwide. It is relatively rare in horses due to successful vaccinations, and its unique exposure requirements. Rabies is transmitted via saliva injected by bites of rabid pets, bats and wild carnivores like skunks, raccoons, coyotes and foxes.
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