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Case of equine goitre
  1. JR Baker,
  2. G Wyn-Jones and
  3. JL Eley

Abstract

A brief review of the literature on equine goitre is presented, together with a case of congenital goitre in a foal. This animal showed localised swelling of the neck, hyperextension of the lower limbs and initial difficulty in sucking. The goitre was removed surgically and the hyperextension successfully treated with surgical shoes and bandaging. The cause was probably iodine deficiency coupled with a goitrogen in the diet.

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