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Signs of Rotavirus

Signs include:2

  • Diarrhoea – in its mild form, the foal may simply have soft faeces but, as the digestive system becomes damaged, the disease can progress until the foal has water-like diarrhoea
  • Depression
  • Dehydration, which if severe can result in death

 

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References:

  1. Australian Government Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Rotavirus and equine diarrhoea. Equine Research News, July 2013.
  2. Netvet.co.uk. Equine rotavirus in horses. Available online: www.netvet.co.uk. Accessed 27/8/13.