Diseases and Conditions

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    Contagious Equine Metritis - Stallion

     Learn about Contagious equine metritis in stallions, a highly contagious venereal infection that is usually identified only after several mares become infected after being bred to the same stallion.

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    Contracted Heels

     Learn about the condition in horses known as Contracted Heels, the primary causes, and the inportance of having a knowledgeable farrier trim and balance the hooves on an on-going basis to prevent lameness.

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    Contracted Tendons

    Learn about Contracted Tendons which is a condition where the pasterns, fetlocks, and/or knees are extremely upright or buckled forward and learn why surgery is often necessary to correct the condition.

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    Contusions

    Learn about the two kinds of contusions in horses and why assessment and treatment by a veterinarian is important if the contusion is large or in a limb that may affect the horse's performance.

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    Corneal Ulcer

    Learn about Corneal ulcers in the horse's eye and why effective treatment by a veterinarian with a background in ophthalmology is often necessary to save the horse's eye sight.

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    Corns

    Learn about Corns that affect the sensitive tissues in the horse's foot, how to recognize them and the treatment necessary to relieve this painful condition.

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    Cribbing

     Learn about the stereotypy known as Cribbing, how to recognize it, the theories related to the causes of cribbing, and what can be done to change this distructive behavior.

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    Cross-firing

    Learn about the gait problem in some horses known as Cross-firing, how it may relate to the horse's conformation, the examination necessary to determine the cause and the retraining necessary to correct the problem.

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    Cryptorchism

    Although cryptorchism does not often occur in male horses, it is a condition that should be taken seriously. Learn how to determine if your horse is a cryptorchid and the ways the condition can be corrected.

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    Curb

     Learn about Curb which affects the plantar ligament, what usually causes it, and the treatments that veterinarians recommend for this condition.

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