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ANS 216 Exam 1

Equine Science

QuestionAnswer
Unsoundness Any deviation in structure or function that interferes with a horse’s intended use or performance
Blemishes Abnormalities which do not affect the intended use of the horse
Serviceably Sound Structural problems/deviations which may have only limited affect on the horse’s ability to perform
Arthritis Joint inflammation-many types of reasons
Desmitis Inflammation/injury of a LIGAMENT
Sprain Injury to a LIGAMENT from overstretching
Strain A pulled or torn MUSCLE
Synovitis Inflammation of the synovial membrane around a joint-swells from fluid accumulation
Tendinitis Inflammation of a tendon often from overuse
Windpuff Swelling of the pastern joint, a fluid filled distension of the joint bursa or capsule-usually only a blemish
Heaves or Broken Wind also called COPD, varies in severity, allergic to dust/molds common to stables, may see heave line (asthma)
Roaring obstruction of the airway usually involving disfunction of the larynx, usually hear when cantering or galloping
Photosensitization Sunburn sensitivity
Blindness UVitis, moonblindness
Undershot jaw monkey mouth, lower jaw is farther out than top jaw, causes problems grazing
Parrot Mouth top jaw is farther out than lower jaw, causes problems grazing
Abscess temporary unsoundness, an extremely localized infection, which is generally "walled off" within the hoof capsule
White line disease white line becomes crumby and soft
Contracted Heels a condition where the horse’s heel is narrower than normal usually cases the horse to grow very upright heels
Quittor Infection on the coronet band
Laminitis inflammation of the laminae under the hoof wall
Navicular Disease inflammation of the bone which may affect the bone, bursa or tendon; afflicted horses will have heal pain and tend to point their toe at rest, usually occurs in the front feet only
Sidebone ossification of the lateral cartilage surrounding the pastern
Ringbone bony enlargement near coronet band that may involve pastern or coffin joint
Bowed tendon thickened enlargement of tendon/ligament that are in the cannon region formed by ruptured tendon tissue, most frequently superficial flexor tendon, deep digital flexor tendon, or suspensory ligament
Contracted tendons tendons are not able to stretch, in extreme cases horse will be up on tips of their hooves
Stringhalt nerve disorder where horse unable to control nerves and will snatch feet up as walking, is not painful
Sweeney depression in muscle due to prior concussion, is not painful
Stifled an unsoundness that is caused by upward fixation of the patella, the horse will drag its toe
Capped hock swelling at the point of the hock due to an injury of trauma causing increased synovial fluid production, usually caused by horse kicking something
Capped Elbow Swelling at the point of the elbow caused by injury resulting in excess secretion of synovial fluid
Fistulous withers and poll evil caused by bruising but may become infected, the bursa will swell then eventually rupture, usually caused by horse rearing and hitting something, or poor fitted saddle
Thoroughpin a puffy condition in the hollow of the hock, mostly on the outside, rarely cases lameness, so is considered a blemish
Bucked shins swelling due to tearing of the periosteum
Osselets abnormal bony growth at the fetlock (ankle)
Sesamoiditis caused by stress of the fetlock joint, low long pasterns are most prone to this disease
Ringbone caused by a horse being base narrow or base wide
Bog Spavin Soft swelling on the dorsomedial (front) side of the hock
Bone Spavin osteoarthritis, a condition in horses caused by the deposition of new bone and sometimes producing lameness
Curb Injury or strain causing enlargement of the hock tendon or ligament, located just below the hock on the lateral (side) of the upper cannon
Splint Calcification between splint and cannon bones due to injury, stress, or poor confirmation
Created by: adekkers