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Equine Practice
Diagnosis and treatmnent of penile conditions in horses
  1. Elizabeth Riggs

    Elizabeth Riggs graduated from Cambridge in 1990. She has worked in specialist equine referral centres for the past four years and is currently completing a residency in equine studies at the University of Liverpool's Philip Leverhulme Large Animal Hospital. She holds the RCVS certificate in equine surgery (soft tissue).


THE equine penis may become physically injured or affected by specific pathological lesions. Although some of the disorders appear dramatic, many carry a good prognosis for freedom from disease and a return to breeding soundness following therapy. This article describes the more common conditions and outlines medical and surgical management which can be performed without elaborate equipment or facilities.

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