Mallenders & Sallanders

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What Are Mallenders And Sallanders?

Eczema in a local form that is sometimes seen on the legs of heavy horses

The condition is confined to the flexures or ‘bends’ of the knees and hocks respectively

In the former position it is termed ‘mallenders’, in the latter ‘sallanders’

With rare exceptions this condition is confined to the heavy breeds of horses, and especially to those with fleshy legs, a thick skin, and a lot of coarse hair

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Hope This Lovely Boy Does Not Suffer From Mallenders or Sallenders

Hope This Lovely Boy Does Not Suffer From Mallenders or Sallenders

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