Table 1

Top ten presenting complaints recorded in 358 horses and donkeys presenting to The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust April – Sept 2005 (data extracted from GHDT clinical database).

Presenting complaint

Number of cases(n = 358)

% of cases


Loss of appetite

127

35

Weak

121

34

Suspect Trypanosome infection

97

27

Overwork/immaturity

56

16

Poor condition

53

15

Feet

47

13

Respiratory

44

12

Eyes

30

8

Diarrhoea

16

4

Teeth

15

4


Pinchbeck et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2008 4:7   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-4-7

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