Two horses in Pran Buri district under watch for rabies

Two horses at a farm in Pran Buri district of Prachuap Khiri Khan have been placed under close watch following the death of a horse at the farm after it was bitten by a dog in February.

Mr Boonmee Sammanee, a livestock official of Pran Buri district, said on Saturday (April 28) that the two horses at a farm in Ban Huay Salaengphan in Tambon Tataem, had been vaccinated against rabies but their conditions would be monitored continuously for about six months after the vaccination.

Although the two horses have not shown any worrying signs of being infected with rabies, he said that he could not rest assured.  He suggested that owner of the two horses and people who are in close contact with the two animals on regular basis needed to be vaccinated as well for safety reason.

For the future, Mr Boonmee said that all the horses would be vaccinated against rabies every year.

Dogs in the neighbourhood of the horse farm have been caught and quarantined to observe their conditions.

He also disclosed that a cow in Tambon Wangpong in the same district had been vaccinated and kept under water after it was bitten in one of its ear by a dog during Songkran festival.