March 20, 2012
This insect-borne equine disease is a late-summer danger across North America.
Can you spot the signs of Potomac horse fever? Do you know how this devastating disease is contracted? Learn everything you need to do about Potomac horse fever in AQHA’s FREE report, Potomac Horse Fever.
Potomac horse fever gained notoriety when an outbreak shook the Potomac River region of Maryland in 1979. Transmitted by an insect fector, Potomac horse fever results in intestinal distress that can lead to death in up to 30 percent of cases. Potomac horse fever has been identified in 43 states, three Canadian provinces, South America and Europe.
What can you do to help your horse avoid this dangerous and uncomfortable disease?
Download your copy of Potomac Horse Fever today and arm yourself with knowledge that will help your horse stay healthy.
Many horses suffer fever at some point in their lives. But did you know that the first indicator of Potomac horse fever is a fever ranging from 102 to 107 that comes and goes? There are many other symptoms you can watch out for, including dehydration, depression and swelling of certain body parts.
If left untreated, Potomac horse fever can send a horse into shock and ultimately death. Other ailments caused by Potomac horse fever are laminitis and abortion in pregnant mares.
In the FREE Potomac Horse Fever report, you’ll learn:
- Exactly what Potomac horse fever is
- How horses contract it
- Symptoms to look for
- Treatment options
- Prevention tips
- And more
This five-page, full-color report also contains a personal story of one family who fought to save their beloved horse that was infected with Potomac horse fever while on a trail ride.
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Fast facts about Potomac horse fever:
- Caused by the bacteria Neorickettsia risticci
- Most commonly occurs from July through October
- Treatments include antibiotics, fluid and electrolyte replacement therapy and NSAIDs for pain relief
- A vaccine is available
- The greatest cause of death associated with PHF is secondary laminitis and subsequent complications
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