Rabies Reported in an Oklahoma Horse

An unvaccinated mare in Cotton County, Oklahoma, tested positive for rabies, and one other horse was potentially exposed.

Map of Cotton County, Oklahoma
An unvaccinated mare in Cotton County, Oklahoma, tested positive for rabies, and one other horse was potentially exposed. | Wikimedia Commons

On Sept. 23, the Oklahoma State Veterinarian Officeconfirmed an unvaccinated Quarter Horse mare at a private facility in Cotton County tested positive for rabies. On Sept. 21 she became uncomfortable, urinating frequently and biting at her flanks, and progressed to hyperexcitability, hypersalivation, and self-mutilation. She was euthanized, and one other potentially exposed horse on the property is in voluntary quarantine.  

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