A Florida horse has been infected with the coronavirus

A horse in Sarasota County, Florida was recently confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. The horse developed a fever of 102.5 degrees, loss of appetite and diarrhea. It is now in quarantine, and 12 horses have been exposed.

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About the equine coronavirus

Equine coronavirus (ECOV) is a highly contagious pathogen that affects the enteric, or intestinal system, of horses, causing fever, lethargy, anorexia and, in more severe cases, colitis and endotoxemia.

Historically thought to occur only in foals, ECoV has increasingly been reported in adult horses. It is spread between horses through exposure to contaminated faecal material, and is usually diagnosed in winter.

ECoV has a short incubation period of 48 to 72 hours. Clinical signs usually last up to a week, but horses can shed the virus in their feces for up to 21 days.

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