Develop your knowledge and understanding of rabies in horses. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Viral conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of rabies in horses, including:
Cause – an infection caused by rabies virus, which manifests as neurological disease. Transmitted by bite of or saliva contact (with broken skin or intact mucous membrane) from a rabid animal.
Signs – neurological signs with ‘paralytic’, ‘dumb’ and ‘furious’ forms.
Diagnosis – history, signs. Post-mortem examination.
Treatment – none.
Prognosis – invariably fatal, inactivated vaccine available.
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This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Equis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.