A soft swelling of the joint capsule of the hock of horses that most commonly occurs in young, fast-growing horses.
- 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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