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HORSE MALARIA [1 record]

Record 1 2005-09-02


Subject field(s)
  • Animal Diseases
  • Horse Husbandry
  • Horse Racing and Equestrian Sports

A widespread, contagious, virus disease of horses and mules characterized by dullness, rapid breathing, weakness of the hind legs, loss of appetite, swollen eyelids, intermittent fever, dropsy, frequent urination, diarrhea, general weakness, loss of the blood's ability to coagulate, emaciation, anemia, and death.


Equine infectious anemia: Term adopted by the DTSD-Agriculture (CULSEC).


According to Baillère's Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, pernicious anaemia has not been reported in animals.


Veterinary medicine.

Key term(s)
  • malarial fever


  • Maladies des animaux
  • Élevage des chevaux
  • Courses hippiques et sports équestres

Maladie infectieuse, contagieuse, inoculable, spéciale aux équidés (surtout au cheval) due à un virus spécifique de la famille des Retroviridae, proches des virus visna-maedi.


Elle se caractérise par une fièvre généralement rémittente, avec abattement, anémie sanguine, troubles circulatoires.


[...] si l'animal survit il reste quand même porteur de ce virus. Le test de Coggins vise à repérer les animaux porteurs.


Terme adopté par le Comité d'uniformisation linguistique de la DSTM-Agriculture (CULSEC).


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Enfermedades de los animales
  • Cría de ganado caballar
  • Carreras de caballos y deportes ecuestres
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