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Defects, defects and diseases of the horse's head

The horse's head is the first in evaluating the exterior and is characterized by the size, shape, profile and ratio of the frontal and front parts. The size of the head is associated with the features of the constitution and the development of the skeleton; its form is an indicator of breed;

Largest horse head is large, medium and small; in shape - coarse, tender; along the profile - straight, concave (pike) and convex or hunchbacked.

On the horse’s head, they examine eyes, ears, nostrils, lips, teeth and an oral cavity, a slap in the neck and a nape.

The eyes of the horse should be clean and clear and this indicates a state of vision. In fast-moving horses, the eyes are large, open, sometimes on a roll-out, moving; in heavy vehicles - more closed with fleshy eyelids and sedentary. Vices and visual impairments include various sizes and irregular shape of the eyes, a spot on the cornea, clouding of the lens, astigmatism, glaucoma, periodic blindness.
In case of poor eyesight, the horses place their ears asymmetrically (they spin the ears), raise their legs high on the move, stumble, and are shy. Pupil immobility (dark water) for changing lighting happens in blind horses. Clouding of the lens and spotting on the cornea indicates eye disease.

The most widespread defects, shortcomings and some diseases during examination of the horse's head are shown in table 1.

Table 1

Some flaws, defects and diseases possible on the horse’s head

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Defects, defects and diseases of the horse's head

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