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post #1 of 8 Old 07-26-2012, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Most Common Diseases in Horses?

I have to do a PowerPoint for school about anything that I choose, and since horses interest me the most and I a like to learn about them, I chose doing a Powerpoint about the most common horse diseases and how they can be cured.

So, I figured this would be a pretty good place to get some info about my topic. What are the most common horse diseases and how do you cure them? I just need some info about how they affect the horse and how you can cure them.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-26-2012, 07:29 PM
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Try looking at thehorse.com. There are lots of good articles on there. A good place to find the names of common diseases is the vaccine section of online tack stores, like ValleyVet.com.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 12:06 AM
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Rather than diseases could you do common ailments? You could do Choke, Colic, Common hoof/leg problems? Research the symptoms and treatments?
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How long does your presentation need to be?
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Most common lameness issues that were previously thought of as incureable and so led to premature deaths of countless horses are laminitis(founder) and navicular disease. Look at hoofrehab.com for 'cures'.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 04:50 AM
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Depends where you are in the world. E.g in america you have to worry about rabies and west nile but in the UK we don't have either of those disesases our most prevalent ones are strangles, flu and grass sickness.

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You could do a mixture of diseases and other illnesses. If it were me I'd probably do strangles, flu, colic, hoof abscesses and laminitis. What kinda angle you going for? Scientific or just an over view to non horsey/sciency people? For sciency things, strangles is a good one- I did that once for a pathogenous disease- and laminitis can get quite sciencey too with the hoof structure and all that

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Practically everyone at my school is non-horsey....so I think it will be an overview.
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