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windgall

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Definition of windgall in English:

noun

A small painless swelling just above the fetlock of a horse, caused by inflammation of the tendon sheath.
Example sentences
  • The Native breeds seem to cope better than the more finely bred types, where windgalls may appear.
  • Although usually benign, windgalls should be regarded with suspicion in the presence of lameness.
  • In general windgalls are more common in heavy horses with more upright conformation.

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