Respiratory Disorders of the Donkey

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Karen Rickards, Alexandra K. Thiemann. 3 October 2019. Respiratory Disorders of the Donkey. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine Practice.. 35:3. 561-573.

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Publication date: 
3 October 2019
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
3
Page numbers: 
561-573
DOI number: 
10.1016/j.cveq.2019.08.009
Abstract

Donkeys suffer from the same respiratory diseases as horses; however, owing to their nonathletic nature many conditions can present in a more advanced state before becoming clinically apparent. Anatomically, their respiratory tract is similar to the horse, with certain species-specific differences that are important to be aware of. Often donkeys do not receive the same level of routine care as horses, so many are not vaccinated against respiratory pathogens such as influenza or herpesviruses. Donkeys can act as a reservoir for certain infectious and parasitic respiratory diseases and the interpretation of diagnostic tests needs to be carried out with caution.

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