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Document ID (ISN)110170
CIS number 09-1163
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Langley R., Morris T.
Title That horse bit me: Zoonotic infections of equines to consider after exposure through the bite or the oral/nasal secretions
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2009, Vol.14, No.3, p.370-381. 68 ref.
Abstract Injuries from horses are responsible for over 100,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States. Although various types of traumatic injuries related to direct contact with horses are generally well described, roughly 3% to 4.5% of all reported injuries are due to bites. Besides injuries, the bite may also cause the transmission of a microbial agent that can lead to a zoonotic infection. This review focuses on those zoonoses that have been reported in the literature, including those that may in theory be transmitted from equine to human by direct inoculation or exposure to oral or nasal secretions from horses and other equine species.
Descriptors (primary) zoonoses; agriculture; handling of animals; bites
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; USA; risk factors; infectious diseases; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Livestock rearing
Agriculture
Bacterial and parasitic diseases