Disease: Hemophilia A

Hemophilia A is an inherited disease of Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, and Standardbreds. The disease is transmitted by an X-linked mode of inheritance. Hemophilia A is characterized by prolonged bleeding times in affected males. These horses have a tendency to develop hematomas (blood pockets) whenever traumatized.

 

 

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