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Common digital extensor tendon rupture

Primary rupture is less common than secondary and may be due to excessive exercise and overstrain of the tendon. Ruptured CDET causes secondary tenosynovitis of the extensor tendon sheath. The ends of the tendon may subsequently proliferate and cause further swelling.

Updated by Graham Munroe BVSc PhD DESM CertEO DipECVS FRCVS

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Papillomatosis

Viral papilloma is very common in young horses and less so in older or immunocompromised animals. Most cases occur in young weanlings or yearlings during their first season at grass, hence colloquial terms such as Grass warts and Milk warts.

Updated by Beatrice Funiciello CertAVP(VD) PgDipVPS MRCVS

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Reproduction

Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) is the surgical deposition of a donor mare oocyte and spermatozoa into the fallopian tube (oviduct) of a recipient mare. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is the in vitro injection of a sperm cell (spermatozoa) into the cytoplasm of a mature oocyte using a micromanipulator microscope.

Updated by Madeleine Campbell BVetMed(Hons) MA(Oxon) MA(Keele) PhD DipECAR DipECAWBM(AWSEL) MRCVS

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