Common Equine Infectious Diseases

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Common Equine Infectious Diseases
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Equine Diseases Common Infectious

Common Equine Infectious Diseases, Rabies, EEE, WEE/VEE, West Nile, EHV-1, EHV-4, Influenza.
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  1. What is Zoonotic?
    Disease that animals pass to humans.
  2. What virus causes Rabies?
  3. What are the two types of Rabies and what are their Symptoms?
    Paralytic or Dumb:  dull, depressed, low fever, vonvulsions, anorexia, colic symptoms

    Furious:  self mutilation, agggressiveness
  4. How is Rabies transmitted?
    Through injection, muccous membranes, skin

    Must be warm blooded animal
  5. What does EEE stand for?
    Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  6. What does EEE do?
    Attacks central nervous system
  7. What does rabies do?
    Lesions to the spinal cord and brain
  8. How is EEE transmitted?
    Mosquitoes inject the virus.
  9. Is EEE a Dead end host for horses?
  10. What does WEE and VEE stand for?
    Western Equine Encephalitis and  Venezuelan Equine Ecephalitis
  11. How is West Nile transmitted?
    Through Mosquitoes
  12. What Virus causes EHV-1 & EHV-4?
    Rhinopneumonitis (Rhino)
  13. How is Equine Herves virus transmitted?
    Spreads like a cold
  14. What is a common name for EHV-1 & -4?
    Equine Herpes Virus
  15. What is the main difference between EHV-1 and EHV-4?
    EHV-1 causes avortions and the prognosis is poor.  

    EHV-4 has a good prognosis
  16. What does Equine Influenza do?
    Attacks respiratory tract
  17. What are the Symptoms of Equine flu?
    High fever, nasal discharge, swollen  lymph nodes,  dry cough, weak