One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Osteoarthritis of the hock in horses, which may cause swelling and lameness.
- ‘My vet has recommended I use it on a horse with bone spavins.’
- ‘The causes and effects are the same as in bone spavin, and it should be treated in the same way.’
- ‘When bone spavin in your horse gets very bad many of the small bones in the joint start to get very damaged and extra bone formation occurs around their edges.’
- ‘X-rays will be needed to distinguish whether it is a bone spavin or blind spavin.’
- ‘Although bone spavin usually causes lameness, this may be obscured if the lesions are bilateral.’
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