Ask the Vet – COVID-19 and Equine Coronavirus


As the documented cases and concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) increase, we know that many riders are thinking about how to best protect their families, both two-legged and four-legged. We know there are many questions about how coronavirus affects horses, so we had Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak’s Staff Veterinarian, Research & Medical Director, ask Dr. Frank Andrews of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine some of the most common coronavirus questions we’ve heard.

0:01:38 Can my horse get COVID-19 if an infected person handles him?
0:03:08 Can I get COVID-19 from my horse?
0:05:57 Do horses get some form of coronavirus?
0:07:53 What do I do if I think my horse might have equine coronavirus?
0:09:18 In regards to social distancing, should I keep a routine vet/farrier appointment that was already scheduled?
0:12:34 What should I do if my horse becomes injured or ill or has an emergency during this time of social distancing?

We encourage customers to visit Smart Pak’s FAQ and resource center for the latest information about COVID-19, its impact on companion animals, and our up-to-date response.

For more information on keeping yourself and your horses safe, check out the links below:
SmartPak blog: COVID-19 FAQ and Resource Center
Equine Coronavirus (ECoV) is NOT the Same as COVID-19 – Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC)
Coronavirus Disease Resources and Updates – Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC)

This video is sponsored by SmartPak. Healthy Horses | Happy Riders

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