Nearly 6% of horses had detectable antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Amongst the racing thoroughbreds, 35/587 (5.9%) horses had detectable antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. Similar to dogs and cats, horses do not seem to develop clinical SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, horses can act as incidental hosts and experience silent infection following spillover from humans with COVID-19.
SARS-CoV-2-infected humans should avoid close contact with equids during the time of their illness.
Research study: Investigation of the Role of Healthy and Sick Equids in the COVID-19 Pandemic through Serological and Molecular Testing
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** This post was originally published on March 5, 2022 **