Basic Horse biology

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Unformatted text preview: c kskins ha ve bla c k points, duns ma y ha ve a dor sa l str ipe, points r a nge fr om white to bla c k b) Gr a y - bor n blue or a lmost bla c k, with white ha ir s gr owing in with a ge until 8 to 10 yr s the hor se is a lmost white c ) Pa lomino - golden c olor fr om br ight c opper to light yellow with white ma ne a nd ta il - no bla c k d) Pinto - spotted hor se with mor e tha n one c olor in its c oa t, usua lly on a white ba c kgr ound e) Roa n - a c oa t with white ha ir s inter mingled with one or mor e ba sic c olor s; most c ommon a r e with ba y, c hestnut or bla c k E . B r e e ds o f H o r s e F. H e al t h an d D i se ase The empha sis should be on pr evention, pa r tic ula r ly with pa r a sitic disea ses (c a n va c c ina te, wor m). Some of the a nima lsc ie nc e 2.uc da vis.e du/a ns1/ha ndouts/hor se s.html 2/3 10/12/13 Ba sic Hor se biology higher inc idenc e infec tious disea ses a r e equine enc epha lomyelitis (infec tious to huma ns, lea ds to dea th in 2- 4 da ys thr ough pa r a lysis), str a ngles (infec tion of the r espir a tor y tr a c t a nd lymph nodes). Colic is a gener ic ter m for a bdomina l pa in, usua lly c a used by over feeding, sudden c ha nge in diet, or hea vy wor k a fter a la r ge mea l. G. Soc ia l/Anima l Agr ic ultur e Topic s As r ec r ea tiona l a nima ls, hor se husba ndr y is not usua lly c r itic iz ed for exploita tion like other a nima ls, with the exc eption of the r a c ing industr y. Inter estingly, a lthough most of us ha ve a view of hor se owner ship a s a pr ovinc e of the r ic h, most hor ses a r e owned by people with below media n inc omes. a nima lsc ie nc e 2.uc da vis.e du/a ns1/ha ndouts/hor se s.html 3/3...
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