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Equine Disease
Australian stringhalt in the UK
  1. Naomi de Pennington1,
  2. Chris Colles1 and
  3. Elizabeth Dauncey2
  1. Avonvale Veterinary Practice, Ratley Lodge, Ratley, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 6HQ
  2. Veterinary Poisons Information Service, Mary Sheridan House, 15 St Thomas' Street, London SE1 9RY
  1. e-mail: chris.colles{at}

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WE would like to alert colleagues to the possibility of seeing cases of so-called Australian stringhalt in the UK. We have recently diagnosed this condition in a horse that was turned out on pasture with a high density of Hypochaeris radicata (common cat's ear; also widely spelt Hypochoeris radicata). The horse initially presented …

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