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1

Which breed has had the most influence in the development of light horse breeds in America?

Thoroughbred (also accept Arabian since the TB was developed primarily from the Arabian)
Evans p. 17

2

What is the primary difference between a horse with a roan coat and a horse with a gray coat?

A roan horse’s coat does not change over time (proportion of white hairs is the same at birth and each successive coat); gray will become lighter (more white hairs with each successive coat)
Evans p. 81

3

What term refers to a mature female horse that has never been bred?

Maiden mare DET p. 174

4

What is the common term for Equine Periodic Opthalmia?

Moon Blindness Evans p. 521

5

Sun-cured hay is a good source of what vitamin?

Vitamin D Evans p. 260

6

What type of bit is considered to be the most severe western curb bit?

Spade bit HIH 1100-10

7

What is the slang term for the medication phenylbutazone?

Bute DET p. 43

8

What is the purpose of adding stickers or “mud calks” to the heel of a racing plate?

To increase traction on a muddy race track (accept to increase traction) Evans p. 735

9

What is the recommendation for the minimum height for a perimeter fence and
the minimum height for a fence used to divide pastures?

5 feet (60 inches) (perimeter); 4 ½ feet (54 inches) (divider) Evans p. 760

10

What is the common term for the ossification of the lateral cartilages of the distal phalanx?

Sidebones

11

Identify four advantages of having a “Dutch” or open top exterior door for each horse stall.

Improves stable ventilation (better air quality), More light, Permits horse to put head out into fresh
air, Decreases respiratory diseases, Helps alleviate boredom/stable vices, Provides a fire exit
Lewis p. 181

12

What is the common term for the external parasite Stomoxys calcitrans?

Stable fly HIH 415-1

13

In a ranch operation, what is the purpose of a boundary rider?

To ride the fences of the property and repair any problems DET p. 36

14

What is the name for the winged horse of Greek mythology?

Pegasus DET p. 207

15

Giving the horse more selenium, vitamin E and reducing grain intake on days the horse is idle are nutritional
preventatives for what metabolic disorder in horses?

Tying up (also accept Recurrent Exertional rhabdomyolysis, Monday morning sickness, Azoturia)
Evans p. 306

16

What is the common term for the 1st premolar teeth?

Wolf teeth

17

In addition to a hoof pick, what are the three basic tools used by a farrier when trimming the feet?

Hoof knife (farrier’s knife), rasp and hoof nippers (nippers) Evans p. 722, 725

18

Poisonous plants that are classified as hepatotoxic primarily affect which organ?

Liver Lewis p. 309

19

You are the veterinarian treating a horse with West Nile Encephalitis. The horse’s owner is
concerned and wants to know why you are not treating the horse with an antibiotic. Explain why.

West Nile is caused by a virus and antibiotics are used to treat bacterial diseases
HIH 665-2; DET p. 12

20

What type of internal parasite causes “summer sores”?

Stomach worm (also accept Habronema) Lewis p. 158

21

What term refers to a wild Australian horse?

Brumby DET p. 41

22

What is the proper name for the joint located between the femur and the tibia?

A: Stifle
S: EVANS:91

23

What is the proper name (genus and species) of the most dangerous of the large
strongyles?

A: Strongylus vulgaris
S: HIH:430-2

24

What is the name for the steel arm fitted to the collar of a harness?

A: Hames
S: NEWHOR:129

25

A double dilution of chestnut results in what color?

A: Cremello
S: GRIFFITHS:42

26

Which 3 breeds were combined to develop the Paso Fino breed?

A: Barb, Andalusian, Spanish Jennet
S: AYHC: 161-1

27

What are the names of the two phases of the stride cycle for each limb during a stride?

A: Stance phase and swing phase
S: EVANS:169

28

At what age does Galvaynes groove appear?

A: 10-12 years

29

What term is used to describe a horse’s tail that has been cut straight across at or near the hocks?

A: Bang tailed

30

What is the common name of the bacterial disease of younger horses that affects the salivary glands and lymph nodes in the submandibular and retropharyngeal area?

A: Strangles (equine distemper, shipping fever)
S: EVANS:96