can horses get distemper from coyotes from stall to stall, coyote pup is sick and kept in stall across from horse
Hello,I apologize that no one has responded to your question sooner. Different experts come online at various times. I just came online and saw your question.While both coyotes and horses get an illness referred to as distemper, the illnesses are not the same. coyotes become sick with canine distemper. It is a viral disease caused by viruses in the Paramyxoviridae family. It affects carnivores, including coyotes, dogs, foxes, raccoons, skunks, and weasels. Your horse is in no danger. You can read more about this form of distemper here:http://www.tn.gov/twra/distemper.htmlThe illness sometimes referred to as equine distemper is more commonly called strangles. It is caused by a bacteria, Streptococcus equi. It affects animals in the Equus genus, including horses, mules, and zebras. You can read more about it here:http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ansci/horse/v541w.htmThe symptoms of canine distemper and strangles are similar, but they are completely different diseases. If your horse is sick, it is unrelated to your coyote's distemper, and would be best to consult your veterinarian. If you have more questions, let me know by clicking on REPLY. I hope both of your animals will be fine.AnnaIf you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask! Please remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. If you feel the need to click either "Helped a little" or "I expected more", please stop, and instead reply to me via the REPLY button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.Thank you.
40 yrs.: herps, pocket pets, rabbits, poultry, dogs, horses. Biology degree. Vet assistant.
Hi carol,I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?Anna