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Types of Hernias in Horses

Types of Hernias in Horses

General Area

Specific Type

Description

Diaphragm

Retrosternal (Morgani)

Abdominal contents extend into the sac surrounding the heart

Abdomen

Umbilical

Abdominal contents protrude at the site of the navel

Inguinal

Abdominal contents protrude into the groin, above the scrotum of male animals

Scrotal

Abdominal contents protrude into the scrotum (the sac surrounding the testes) of male animals