Wild vs. Domestic Equine O Wild (Feral) Equine (i.e. Mustangs, burro) Average lifespan 30-40 yrs. 2. “Survival of the Fittest” way of life creating more genetically sound animals O Domesticated Equine (i.e. riding horses) 1. Average lifespan 15-20 yrs. 2. Vaccinations, concentrated feed, shoes 1. Common Equine Diseases O Tetanus O Eastern, Western and Venezulan Encephalitis O West Nile O Rabies O Equine Flu O COPD (Heeves) O Strangles O Equine Herpes O Botulism O Equine Viral Arteritis Equine Infectious Anemia!! O Contagious to all horses (wild and domestic) O Always fatal, extremely contagious O Spread through blood-sucking insects (horseflies, mosquitos) O All horses in the U.S. required to have Coggins Test and proof of negative results Equine Diseases (Cont.) O Tick Diseases 1. 2. O 1. 2. 3. O 1. Lymes Spotted Fever Fungal Diseases Thrush Rainrot Ringworm Common Aliments Colic, Cushings Disease, Founder Equine/ Human Diseases O Zoonotic Diseases Rabies Ringworm Anthrax O Human/Equine Diseases West Nile EEE,WEE,VEE, Rabies, Lymes Cushings, Anthrax Equine Vaccinations O Eastern/Western O O O O O O O Encephaloynetes Tetanus Equine Herpes Rabies West Nile Potomac Horse Fever Strangles Influenza Questions?