Definition of bog spavin in English:

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bog spavin

noun

A soft swelling of the joint capsule of the hock of horses that most commonly occurs in young, fast-growing horses.
Example sentences
  • Sweating is used to reduce fluid retention, reduce windgalls, reduce bog spavins and tighten tendons.
  • There is extra stress on the hocks, and problems like curbs, bog spavins and bone spavins are more likely.
  • There has also been a claim among draft horse breeders that corn caused bog spavins in the hocks of draft horses.

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Syllabification: bog spav·in

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