Rabies: What Every Horse Owner Should Know

Back by Popular Demand with New Q&A!
FREE Webinar Wednesday, October 27 | 8:00 p.m. EST

You might be aware of the risks rabies poses to your dogs and cats, but have you considered how it might affect your horse...and you? Rabies is a life-threatening neurologic disease that can spread from horses to humans. Once horses show clinical signs of rabies, death can occur within days. The best protection you can offer your horse is prevention.

Join TheHorse.com and Amanda House, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, to learn how to protect your horse and yourself from rabies by attending Take 2 of our popular free webinar, Rabies: What Every Horse Owner Should Know on Wednesday, October 27, at 8 p.m. EST. This free webinar is brought to you by Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health and gives you the chance to ask questions about rabies live!

During her presentation, Dr. House will cover:

* What causes rabies
* Statistics and epidemiology of the disease
* How does my horse get rabies?
* Clinical signs of rabies
* Diagnosis
* Treatment?
* Vaccination/prevention

Dr. House and two other veterinarians will answer viewers' questions about rabies during the live session. Register for the webinar now!

Already have questions about equine rabies diagnosis & treatment?
Once you register for the webinar, you will be able to ask questions live during the video presentation. You can also submit your questions about equine rabies via e-mail prior to the webinar, to be answered during the live event. A transcript of the questions and answers and a replay of the presentation will be available on TheHorse.com shortly after the live event.

About the Experts    

Amanda House, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Large Animal), is an assistant professor in the department of large animal clinical sciences at the University of Florida’s (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine and Director of the Equine Research Program . Her professional interests include neonatology, infectious disease, and preventive health care, and she is the 2010 president of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners.

Robert Mackay, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a professor and chief of the Large Animal Medicine service at UF. His clinical expertise includes general internal medicine with a special interest in clinical neurology. His research interests are also in the area of inflammation/endotoxemia, anhidrosis, and the diagnosis and biology of EPM.

Craig Barnett, DVM, is a senior equine technical services veterinarian for Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. Prior to joining Intervet in 2000, Barnett founded Heritage Animal Hospital in 1989, building a successful equine/small-animal practice south of Kansas City, Mo. Since 1992 Barnett has been a guest speaker on various equine health topics at universities and equine events.