Are You An Equine Expert?

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Horses are big, beautiful creatures and they can be very simple as well as very complex. Let's have some fun and test your equine knowledge with this fun little quiz.

Are you an equine expert? Equines are a constant source for learning, but let's see how you do in answering some questions about your equine companion.

Created by: Karen of Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc.
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  1. What is a horse's normal temperature?
  2. What is another name for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in an equine?
  3. What can suffer from rotation in the equine's foot in severe cases of laminitis (founder)?
  4. If your horse has a fever, lethargy, swollen lymph nodes around the neck and jaw, loss of appetite and pus-like discharge from the nostrils, you call your vet, but what might you suspect this is?
  5. About what size is a horse's stomach?
  6. Fill in the blank. The most common cause of wobbler syndrome is malformation (or injury) of certain _______ vertebrae.
  7. What is the name of the groove on the horse's upper incisors that can be used to help tell a horse's age from 10-30 years?
  8. Why can a horse's teeth only offer an "estimate" of age?
  9. What is the name of the cartilaginous flap that covers the trachea during swallowing?
  10. Cross-firing is when:
  11. Soybean meal contains approximately ____ protein.
  12. What is the name of the hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which stimulates the adrenals to secrete corticosteroids?
  13. Name the condition found in growing foals whose joint cartilage does not properly differentiate.
  14. The disease characterized by muscle mass being broken down after strenuous exercise is:
  15. ________are swellings of the palmar recess of the fetlock joint capsule, due to an excessive amount of synovial fluid produced by the synovial membrane of the fetlock joint:
  16. Thickening caused by inflammation of a flexor tendon is commonly called a _______and occurs most frequently in the superficial digital flexor tendon.
  17. Psyllium is fed to horses which are predisposed to having:
  18. What breeds are allowed to compete in Dressage?
  19. Correctly composting manure will:
  20. What portion of the hoof should never directly bear weight?

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