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First Posted: Mar 24, 2009
Aug 30, 2012

Zoonotic Diseases Horse to Human
National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases

Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of World Equine Veterinary Association

What does it mean when a disease is referred to as zoonotic? A zoonotic disease is a term which means that a disease can be transmitted to humans from other animals. More than 70% of infectious diseases of domestic animals and wildlife can also infect humans and from humans to other animals. This is particularly important for those of us who are horse owners. The above link has the proceedings of the 10th International Congress of World Equine Veterinary Association held in Moscow, Russia, January 28 to February 1, 2008, Peter J. Timoney, Department of Veterinary Science, 108 Gluck Equine Research Center, Lexington, KY 40546-0099. It provides important information on zoonotic diseases from horse to human.

The following are some of the diseases that you need to know may pass from horse to human:

For More Information:

Horse Diseases and Humans
Streptococcus Equi Subspecies Zooepidemicus Meningitis-a case Report and Review of the Literature
Horse Kick Victim Develops Rare Disease

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