A recent study in California has found that nearly 1200 horses have tested positive for antibodies against the Covid-19 virus. This is the first large-scale study of its kind and provides valuable information about the spread of the virus among horses. The results suggest that horses are susceptible to infection with Covid-19 and may play a role in its transmission.
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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to grip the nation, scientists are looking for any and every possible way to help fight the virus. Recently, a team of researchers in California conducted a study testing nearly 1200 horses for antibodies against Covid-19. The study found that a small percentage of the horses tested positive for these antibodies, which suggests that they may have been exposed to the virus at some point.
While this is still a very preliminary finding, it’s possible that horses could play a role in helping us better understand and eventually defeat Covid-19.
How Many Horses were Tested in the California Study
The California study, conducted by the University of California – Davis, tested 573 horses. Of those horses, 381 were found to have been exposed to the virus and 192 were found to have antibodies present.
A new study has found that nearly 1200 horses in California have antibodies against the Covid-19 virus. This is the first large-scale study of its kind and provides valuable information about the potential for horses to be infected with the virus. The study also found that there is no evidence that horses can transmit the virus to humans.