SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Ask the Vet — COVID-19 & Equine Coronavirus Edition

Amid the stress of COVID-19, many horse owners have questions about how the virus affects them and their horses. Fortunately, SmartPak is here to help address those concerns.

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 SmartPak 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 horse owners seem to have.

Questions covered in this video include:

  • Can my horse get COVID-19 if an infected person handles him?
  • Can I get COVID-19 from my horse?
  • Do horses get some form of coronavirus?
  • What do I do if I think my horse might have equine coronavirus?
  • In regards to social distancing, should I keep a routine vet/farrier appointment that was already scheduled?
  • What should I do if my horse becomes injured or ill or has an emergency during this time of social distancing?

SmartPak has a FAQ and resource center for the latest information about COVID-19, its impact on companion animals and their up-to-date response. You can find all this information here

For more information on keeping yourself and your horses safe, check out the links below: