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What are Mallenders and Sallenders in Horses?

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Mallenders and Sallenders Table of Contents What are Mallenders and Sallenders? Mallenders and sallenders is a little-known condition affecting draft breeds, specifically those with feathering on their legs. Hyperkeratosis, or over-production of keratin, causes thickened scabs to appear on the back of the knee and the front of the hock joints. These scabs can crack, causing painful sores that are at risk of secondary infection. While there is no cure, mallenders and sallenders can be treated. How Mallenders and Sallenders affect Horses Many people have never heard of mallenders and sallenders. These two similar-sounding words are from the 1700-1900’s and...

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