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This course module provides the foundational information needed to recognize clinical signs of contagious and zoonotic diseases as they relate to the equine chiropractic practitioner. 

  • Detailed definitions and examples of infection, contagious, zoonotic, and reportable diseases in Colorado are introduced.
  • The clinical signs indicative of acute respiratory and neurologic disease in horses is presented with recommendations for biosecurity precautions to help recognized and limit the spread of equine herpes virus, West Nile virus and rabies.
  • Additional information on the incidence and pathogenesis of equine influenza, strangles and vesicular stomatitis in horses is included.