Radiology: Horse Unsoundness and Blemishes

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Radiology: Horse Unsoundness and Blemishes
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  1. Poll evil
    • Unsoundness 
    • Uncommon 
    • Serious 
    • Poll ( area behind horses ear)becomes infected and inflamed
  2. Blindness
    • Unsoundness 
    • Common
    • Serious
  3. Fistulous withers
    • Unsoundness
    • Uncommon
    • Serious 
    • Withers (ridge between shoulder bones) becomes infected and inflamed
  4. Sweeney
    • Blemish
    • Uncommon
    • Seldom causes lameness 
    • Atrophy of shoulder muscles
  5. Shoe boil
    • Blemish
    • Uncommon
    • Seldom causes lameness 
    • Inflammation of bursa sac in elbow
  6. Splints
    • Blemish 
    • Common
    • Seldom causes lameness 
    • Bony swelling on inside of front leg between the splint and cannon bone or on the splint bone
  7. Bowed tendons
    • Unsoundness
    • Common
    • Serious
    • Causes lameness
    • Tendinitis in usually flexor tendons (front legs)
  8. Wind puffs
    • Blemish
    • Seldom causes lameness
    • Blemishes on the fetlock
  9. Ringbone
    • Unsoundness 
    • Common 
    • Serious
    • Causes lameness
    • Bone growth in the pastern or coffin joint
  10. Sidebone
    • Blemish
    • Common
    • Seldom causes lameness
    • Hereditary predisposition
    • Nutrition possibly a factor
    • Ossification of the collateral cartilages of the coffin bone, found protruding above coronary band
  11. Laminitis
    • Unsoundness
    • Common
    • Serious
    • Causes lameness 
    • Nutrition a possible factor
    • Inflammation of the tissues that bond the hoof wall to the coffin bone
  12. Navicular disease
    • Unsoundness 
    • Common
    • Serious
    • Causes lameness
    • Nutrition possibly a factor
    • Inflammation of the navicular bone and surrounding tissues (usually in forelimb)
  13. Bog spavin
    • Blemish
    • Common
    • Seldom causes lameness
    • Fluid swelling of the joints in the hock (hindlimb)
  14. Bone spavin
    • Unsoundness
    • Uncommon
    • Causes lameness
    • Hereditary predisposition 
    • Nutrition possibly a factor
    • Bony growth within the lower hock joint (hindlimb)
  15. Thoroughpin
    • Blemish
    • Uncommon
    • Seldom causes lameness
    • Fluid filled swelling on the medial and lateral sides above the hock
  16. Curb
    • Blemish
    • Uncommon
    • Seldom causes lameness
    • Hereditary predisposition
    • Soft tissue injuries of the distal plantar hock region
  17. Stringhalt
    • Unsoundness
    • Uncommon
    • Serious
    • Causes lameness
    • Sudden flexing of one or both hindlimbs
  18. Heaves
    • Unsoundness
    • Uncommon
    • Serious 
    • Nutrition possibly a factor
    • Chronic airway obstruction condition
  19. Roaring
    • Unsoundness
    • Uncommon
    • Serious
    • Cartilage on the left side of the throat cant keep out of the airway
  20. Hernia
    • Unsoundness
    • Uncommon
    • Serious
    • Hereditary predisposition
    • Tear in the body wall that allows internal organs to push through
  21. Sore back
    • Unsoundness
    • Common
    • Serious
    • Seldom causes lameness 
    • Nutrition possibly a factory

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