Horses! Sneha Sharma

European explorers were the first to bring horses to America

Until the early 1900's, horses powered plows and harvesting machines. Today, cars, trucks, and tractors have taken over those jobs.

The Spanish had royal horse farms running in Jamaica by 1515, some of which, Fransicco Pizarro took for his expididton to Peru.

Horses can't reproduce as fast as some of the other Big 5 farm animals. They can only have 1 foal per year.

Horses helped the Europeans in conquering North America.

When horses are infected with Brucellosis, their ability to reproduce is affected. Don't go near horses with this disease, humans can also get Brucellosis. People with this will have flu-like symptoms for 2-4 weeks.

Horses gave some diseases to the people in North America. Europeans brought horses to North America, but they were amunie to the horse diseases, so they didn't sick. Horses were new animals to then North American people, so the people living there got sick.

Horses carried Spanish explorer when they traveled to south western and western North America.
Today, there are about 9 million horses in America.


- "Horse." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. Accessed 24 Apr. 2017.

- "Healthy Pets Healthy People." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 02 June 2014. Web. 24 Apr. 2017.

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