One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small painless swelling just above the fetlock of a horse, caused by inflammation of the tendon sheath.
- ‘Many horses have windgalls and they are not usually considered a problem, but it does sound as if your horse's windgall is abnormally swollen.’
- ‘In general windgalls are more common in heavy horses with more upright conformation.’
- ‘Although usually benign, windgalls should be regarded with suspicion in the presence of lameness.’
- ‘The extracts provided for problems of the windgall and fetlock are mixed to make up 200 ml of an oil based treatment.’
- ‘The Native breeds seem to cope better than the more finely bred types, where windgalls may appear.’
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