Equine Coronavirus in Arizona

One case of equine coronavirus has been confirmed in a 5-year-old Saddlebred-cross gelding in Maricopa County, Arizona.

A gelding was confirmed positive with equine coronavirus in Maricopa County, Arizona. iStock

An attending veterinarian has confirmed one case of equine coronavirus in a 5-year-old Saddlebred-cross gelding in Maricopa County, Arizona. The gelding had onset of clinical signs on February 9 that included anorexia, fever and laying down. He was confirmed with equine coronavirus on February 13. The horse is recovering. There were five other horses exposed on the property.

This appears to be an isolated case.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

Editor’s note: Equine coronavirus will be the topic of EquiManagement’s Disease Du Jour podcast featuring Dr. Nicola Pusterla on February 27. Disease Du Jour’s episodes are sponsored in 2020 by Merck Animal Health.

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