Horse care 102: Diseases And Injury

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Injury Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz over basic equine disease and pest control. If page numbers are given, they refer to "Horses: A Guide to Selection, Care, and Enjoyment" Third Edition by J. Warren Evans.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which do NOT contribute to the risk of infectious disease?
    • A. 

      Stress

    • B. 

      Overcrowding

    • C. 

      Type of fence

    • D. 

      Poor nutrition

    • E. 

      Unsanitary conditions, inadequate rodent, bird, insect control, movement of people, equipment

  • 2. 
    Which is/are not factors in determining an immunization program
    • A. 

      Legal requirements

    • B. 

      Severity of disease and number of horses at risk

    • C. 

      Degree of benefit to the horse

    • D. 

      Quality of hay

    • E. 

      Frequency of travel and exposure to other horses and facilities

  • 3. 
    What is the most common worm to infect the horse?
  • 4. 
    What is the most common worm to cause disease in the horse?
  • 5. 
    What worm is more likely to be a problem in foals than adult horses and can cause the symptom of a cold?
  • 6. 
    Name the typical symptom of tapeworm.
  • 7. 
    What pest can cause erosion of the stomach wall, is most common in the summer and fall, is seen in the form of sticky yellow eggs on the animals coat which should be removed when seen, and is sometimes controlled with Ivermectin or Moxidectrin?
  • 8. 
    The only reliable way to detect worm eggs in feces is with the microscope.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which is/are not a part of worm prevention?
    • A. 

      De-worming medicines every 6-8 weeks

    • B. 

      Muck picking fields

    • C. 

      Extensive grazing.

    • D. 

      Hoof picking.

    • E. 

      Use of multiple multiple de-wormers to avoid build up of resistance.

  • 10. 
    Factors that contribute to horses being accident prone include: their large size and inquisitive nature,  often relatively confined and small living quarters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Large wounds that bleed profusely often appear worse than they are and are usually far less dangerous than small wounds close to or directly affecting a joint or tendon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    An injury to the pastern is an injury to what part of the body?
    • A. 

      The area between the neck and the back.

    • B. 

      The area between hoof and the fetlock joint.

    • C. 

      The are between the hoof and the cannon bone.

    • D. 

      Another word for the withers.

    • E. 

      An area between the point of the hip and the croup.

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