Source: WSMV4

A horse in Cocke County, Tennessee, tested positive for rabies after being euthanized due to neurological symptoms. This marks the second case of rabies in horses within the state in the last five months, according to State Veterinarian Samantha Beaty. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture advises livestock owners to consult veterinarians about vaccinating their animals against rabies, as it’s the most effective preventive measure.

Rabies, primarily transmitted through the bite of infected animals, poses significant risks to both animals and humans. Immediate medical attention is advised for those potentially exposed to the virus. Unfortunately, there is currently no treatment available for horses diagnosed with rabies. Livestock owners are urged to take proactive measures to protect their animals from this fatal disease.

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