BOOKMARKS FOR HIPPOLOGY TEAM MEMBERS

 

Viral Diseases:

Encephalomyelitis

VEE

http://education.vetmed.vt.edu/Curriculum/VM9084/pdf/vee.pdf (Adobe Acrobat needed to view)

WEE

http://www.lawestvector.org/WEE.htm

General info

http://hazard.net/epix/topics/animal/eq_encph.htm

 

Rhinopneumonitis http://vanwert.osu.edu/ag/The%20Equine%20Herpes%20Virus.pdf

West Nile Virus http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/

            Also: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/dc/zoonosis/wnv/wnvhom.html

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) http://www.eqgroup.com/Library/coggins.htm

 

Bacterial Diseases:

Strangles

http://www.cyberhorse.net.au/csl/strangles.htm

Tetanus

http://www.cyberhorse.net.au/csl/tetanus.htm

Salmonella

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_VM046

PotomacHorseFever

http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=1&COLLECTION=EncycIllness&MODE=full

 

Other diseases:

Rabies

http://www.horse-previews.com/1197articles/1197vetcorner.html

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP)

http://www.neosoft.com/~iaep/pages/bulletins/health/hypp.html

Ringworm (dermatomycosis)

http://www.hawaii.gov/health/resource/comm_dis/cddringw.htm

Parasites

http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agdex/400/60066101.html

White Muscle Disease

http://eesc.orst.edu/AgComWebFile/EdMat/PNW157.pdf

Cushing's Disease

http://www.recoveryeq.com/cushings_syndrome.htm

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD, heaves)

 http://www.rrose.com/OldMill/COPD.htm

COLIC

http://us.merial.com/pdf/page_pdf/equine_colic.pdf

Tying up (azoturia)

http://www.wiwfarm.com/azoturia.htm

White Line Disease (seedy toe?)

http://www.farrierscience.com/whiteln.htm

 

History of the horse:

Eohippus and taxonomy of the modern horse

http://www.dc.peachnet.edu/~pgore/students/s98/mooyoung/page2.html

Mesohippus

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/fhc/mesoh1.htm

Pliohippus

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/fhc/plioh.htm

Overview and graph

http://www.dc.peachnet.edu/~pgore/students/s98/mooyoung/index.html

 

Taxonomy of the Modern Horse

Kingdom

Animalia

Living beings, different from plants in capacity for movement and rapid motor response to stimulation

Phylum

Chordata

Bilaterally symmetric animals with notochord, dorsal hollow neural tube, and gill clefts in the pharynx

Sub-Phylum

Vertebrata

Animals with a backbone of vertebrae, definite head, ventrally-located heart, and well-developed sense organs

Class

Mammalia

Warm-blooded animals with hair covering; females with mammary glands that secrete milk for nourishing young

Order

Perissodactyla

Odd-toed hoofed mammals, Including living horses, rhinoceroses and tapirs, and including extinct titanotheres and chalicotheres

Family

Equidae

Horses, Zebras, Wild Ass

Genus

Equus

All modern equines: rigid spine; long neck, nose and legs; fused leg bones with no rotation; flexible muzzle; deep jawed

Species

caballus

True Horse

Sub-Species

[specific breed]

[Arabian, TB, QH; not color breeds]

 

Medications:

Cyproheptadine (and Cushing's disease)

http://members.aol.com/pizzazzpbl/definition.htm

Phenylbutazone (bute)

http://www.e-stable.com/meds.asp?name=Phenylbutazone&aka=Bute

Banamine (flunixin meglumine)

http://www.horse-previews.com/1196articles/1196vetcorner.html

 Isoxsuprine

Search in http://www.e-stable.com/meds.asp

Trimethoprim/sulfa

A broad-spectrum antibiotic. I can't find any good links. Often used rather than penicillin. Given orally as crushed pills. Try the link for isoxsuprine.

 

 

Miscellaneous topics:

Poisonous plants http://www.vth.colostate.edu/poisonous_plants/report/search.cfm

(especially leafy spurge, bindweed, Russian knapweed, onions, locoweed, "Snow on the Mountain", red maple, alsike clover)

Noxious weeds http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/Adams/weed/weed_id.htm (a very cool site with the best pictures I have seen. It's a little limited in scope but very good for explanations and pictures)

Rodeo Event descriptions http://www.prorodeo.com/Sport/index.htm (be patient; the site is having problems)

Breeds of horses http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/

Colors, including genetics and anomalies http://www.equinecolor.com/

MONTANA PACK & SADDLERY http://www.montanasaddle.com/

Pack Saddles - a little more information http://www.custompackrigging.com/pack_saddle.htm

Notes for Pack Saddle Use http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bnt/paknotes.htm

Stateline Tack Catalog http://www.statelinetack.com/ , the official tack catalog of the All-American QH Congress hippology contest.

Farrier Supplies and Tools http://www.alvinfarriersupply.com/catalog.htm click on AFS Catalog at bottom of page)

Pictures of various kinds of legumes and grasses: http://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/forages/forageid.htm

 


These links are great for review. Some can be used as a study guide, and some can be used to self-test:

 Livestock E-Quiz, http://nautilus.outreach.uiuc.edu/4h/ (try the junior test first and then the senior test after you have mastered the junior test)

A comprehensive study guide compiled by Pony Club members who have been to the Eastern National Horse Classic: http://members.fortunecity.com/spiletta42/hippology/hippology.html

 Another fun test from Pony Club: http://www.ponyclub.org/uspcnews/summer00/justforfun.htm

Practice questions from Purdue: http://m21.four-h.purdue.edu/questions/

Horse Bowl questions: http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/AnimalSciences/Horse/4hhorse/HorseBowl/HBPreselect.htm

Paint Horse Association study guide: http://www.ajpha.com/ttstudyguide.html