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Equine congenital defects.

Authors
  • Crowe, M W
  • Swerczek, T W
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Veterinary Research
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1985
Volume
46
Issue
2
Pages
353–358
Identifiers
PMID: 3994101
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a 13-year survey of equine congenital defects that resulted in death or required euthanasia in central Kentucky, necropsies were performed on 608 deformed fetuses or newborn foals. The following congenital anomalies were observed: contracted foal syndrome (33.2%), miscellaneous limb contraction (20%), multiple defects (5.3%), microphthalmia (4.6%), craniofacial malformations (4.3%), cleft palate (4.0%), heart defects (3.5%), umbilical defects (3.5%), and hydrocephalus (3.0%). Eleven less frequently occurring anomalies constituted the balance of the congenital defects in fetuses and newborn foals.

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