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First Posted: May 5, 2008
Jan 8, 2015

Congenital Anomalies and Inherited Disorders of the Horse

The following are areas where congenital anomalies and inherited disorders might occur in the horse:

  • Congenital Problems of the Autoimmune System
  • Congenital Defects of the Eyes and Ears
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Defects of the Gastrointestinal (GI) System
  • Congenital Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Spinal cord compression. This can be congenital or due to injury; i.e., spine malformations, injuries that break or reshape the bone, degenerative joint disease, or a combination of these.
  • Peripheral nerve compression. This can be congenital or due to injury; i.e., spine malformations, injuries that break or reshape the bone, degenerative joint disease, or a combination of these.
  • Respiratory Abnormalities
  • Congenital Sex Determination Disorders
  • Congenital Skin or Integument Disorders
  • Congenital Diseases of the Urogenital Tract

An explanation of these maladies and other helpful information can be found at the
Ontario Ministry of Affairs. This is an outstanding article addressing these issues.

For More Information:

Genetic Problems in Horses

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