Spavin

Definition of Spavin

Spav´in
n.1.(Far.) A disease of horses characterized by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones; also, the swelling itself. The resulting lameness is due to the inflammation, and not the bony tumor as popularly supposed.
Bog spavin
a soft swelling produced by distention of the capsular ligament of the hock; - called also blood spavin.
Bone spavin
spavin attended with exostosis; ordinary spavin.

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animal disease, blood spavin, bog spavin, bone spavin
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