July Answers

By neec | Horsemanship

Aug 21

1.) Name some diseases that affect the respiratory system.

  • Equine Herpes Virus
  • Influenza
  • Strangles

2.) Name a bit that would be used for leverage.

  • Pelhams
  • Gag
  • Hackamore

3.) What are scratches?

  • Scratches is the common name for dermatitis and is also known as mud fever, greasy heels, cracked heels, white pastern disease and dew poisoning. It is generally present on the lower legs and white leg markings are predisposed to it. The skin swells and chaps followed by weeping red skin at the back of the pasterns.
  • Scratches may be caused by:• Caked-on manure or mud • Sandy or abrasive soil • Grit of training surfaces • Rough stubble in fields • Urine soaked and filthy bedding, causing chemical and bacterial irritation • Sand and dirt caught between boots or leg wraps and the horse’s legs • Failing to thoroughly dry the horse’s legs after bathing

4.) Name some types of parasites.

  • Ascarids
  • Bots
  • Pinworms
  • Large strongyles
  • Small strongyles
  • Tapeworm
  • Lungworm,
  • Flies and gnats
  • Ticks

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New England Equitation Championships