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Quittor is an infected collateral cartilage. It appears as a draining tract observed in the area of the horse's coronary band, or just above the coronary band.
Quittor develops as a result of an abscess, laceration, pressure necrosis from blunt force trauma, or a puncture wound. Treatment of quittor requires surgical removal of the dead and infected tissue, antibiotics, and supportive care. Maggot therapy my also be helpful for aiding in the removal of the dead and infected tissue.