Posted: Oct 9, 2013 | Author: Health4horses
What is Rotavirus?
Rotavirus is an organism that is a major infectious source of equine diarrhoea, causing about 1 in 4 cases of diarrhoea in foals.1
When rotavirus enters the digestive system, the organism replicates and damages the lining of the intestines.2
It most commonly affects foals under the age of 6 months, especially if their mother has not been vaccinated against rotavirus.2
- Australian Government Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Rotavirus and equine diarrhoea. Equine Research News, July 2013.
- Netvet.co.uk. Equine rotavirus in horses. Available online: www.netvet.co.uk. Accessed 27/8/13.