The Guttural Pouch: Friend or Foe?

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The unique qualities of the horse can be a blessing or a curse. Sometimes, they can be both. Consider the peculiar guttural pouches. Present in only a few other animals, these structures are diverticula of the auditory (eustachian) tubes and, until recently, were thought to serve no purpose (see Mystery Solved in the June 2000 issue). An uncommon source of disease in horses, they must be take

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