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1

What is the more common term for lockjaw?

Tetanus

(Source: Horse Science (National 4-H Council), p. 49)

2

What is the more common term for Distemper?

Strangles

(Source: Horse Science (National 4-H Council, p. 49)

3

What is an acute infectious disease caused by Bacillus Anthracis, a rod shaped organism?

Anthrax

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 445-13)

4

What is the common name for the disease that is prevented by dipping the newborn foal's navel stump in iodine?

Navel ill or Joint ill

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 202)

5

Which equine disease is caused by the bacterium streptococcus equi?

Distemper (Strangles)

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 615-1)

6

Penetration injuries from nails and splinters can cause what?

Tetanus or lockjaw

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 645-1)

7

What is the abnormal reaction of the skin to sunlight?

Photosensitivity

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 211)

8

All contagious diseases are infectious, name an infectious disease that is not contagious.

Tetanus

(Source: Horse Science (National 4-H Council), p. 47)

9

What disease in new bone growth occurring in the region of the pastern bone on the first, second, or third phalanx?

Ringbone

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 234)

10

Is thrush more common in the front or hind feet?

Hind feet

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 531)

11

What are two of the symptoms of tetanus?

Spasmodic or constant muscular rigidity, difficulty walking and swallowing, prolapse of the third eyelid, death

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 601)

12

Give 4 symptoms of Lyme Disease.

Lameness, arthritis, fever, muscle aches and pain, limb swelling, eye inflammation, encephalitis, hepatitis, nephritis, and abortion

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 340)

13

Septicemia is more commonly called...?

Blood poisoning

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 33)

14

Name 2 bacterial diseases.

Pneumonia, Glanders, Anthrax, Strangles, Botulism

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 330-342)

15

The Coggins test is used to detect what disease?

EIA - Equine Infectious Anemia or swamp fever

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 630-1 / Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 516 / Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 60 / The Horse, Evans, p. 601)

16

What is the cure for Navicular Disease?

There is none

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 162-163)

17

Name the disease of the foot caused by a necrotic fungus, characterized by a pungent odor.

Thrush

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 540-1)

18

Air-borne infections occur when droplets of moisture are sneezed or coughed into the air. Name such a disease.

Strangles, Influenza, or respiratory infection

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 596-597)

19

What equine disease has received a great deal of public attention because it can be transmitted to humans?

Equine Encephalomyelitis

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 599)

20

The onset of equine influenza is marked by what?

A rapidly rising temperature

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 605-1)

21

What kinds of diseases are communicable or transmissible from one individual to another?

Contagious

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 67)

22

What is a more common name for strangles?

Distemper

(Source: Horse Science (National 4-H Council), p. 49)

23

Mountain Fever, slow fever, malarial fever, swamp fever are all names referring to what disease?

Equine Infectious Anemia

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 337)

24

Is Navicular Disease more common in horses with small feet or large feet?

Small feet

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 540-4)

25

How is rabies transmitted?

From a bite or wound from an infected animal

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 445-3)

26

How often should horses be immunized for tetanus, Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis & rabies?

Annually

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 445-6)

27

When was West Nile Virus first detected in the United States?

1999

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 665-1)

28

What system of the horse does sleeping sickness affect?

Nervous System

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 445-4)

29

What system of the horse does rhinopneumonitis affect?

Respiratory

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 610-1)

30

What system of the horse does tetanus affect?

Central nervous system

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 645-1)

31

What is dew poisoning?

Irritated weepy patches on face & legs caused by contact with certain plant juices

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 80)