Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky
Equine viral rhinopneumonitis (EVR) produces an acute respiratory catarrh, which is inflammation due to excessive discharge or buildup of mucus in the throat and nose. The Type I strain of EVR is the most common virus found in horses. Transmission of EVR occurs with direct or indirect contact with virus-laden nasal discharge, aborted fetus, or placenta.
1. congestion and clear nasal discharge
2. mild to server ataxia or paresis (slight of incomplete paralysis) of …
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My Horse University (MHU) was established in 2005 at Michigan State University, the pioneer land-grant university with nationally ranked programs in equine science and management. MHU brings research and knowledge from world-renowned experts to online courses and products. MHU’s courses provide a comprehensive and convenient learning experience for horse enthusiasts throughout the world.
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Horse Owner Survival will teach you how to be safe around horses and focuses on basic horse behavior, proper horse handling, safe attire and equipment as well as riding on the trail.
Objectives of this module include:
- To understand your horse’s behavior.
- To learn to handle and work around your horse.
- To develop safe habits with your horse.
- To improve your ability to handle your horse.
- To increase your enjoyment of your horse.
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Learn more about prevention, protection, and proactive ways of minimizing disease risk in your horse facility.
Is your horse farm at risk from an equine version of “Typhoid Mary?” Do you know the most common ways that your horse may be exposed to disease? How can you decrease your horse’s chance of infection in case of an outbreak?
How do you care for, handle or clean up after a sick horse has been identified? This free webinar will give practical …
Water is the most important nutrient for horses. The average adult horse drinks between 10 and 12 gallons each day. This article contains information on the importance of water to horses.
Water Needs for Horses
Clean, fresh, palatable water should be available to the horse at all times.
A mature, idle horse (500 kg) will require between 10 and 12 gallons of water per day, depending on environmental and/or physiological conditions.
Factors that change water consumption: