Definition of spavin in English:
A disorder of a horse’s hock. See bone spavin.
- Among all the sports medicine problems faced by the horse, bone spavin is probably the most common.
- Although bone spavin usually causes lameness, this may be obscured if the lesions are bilateral.
- Bone spavin is arthritis between the little joints in the hocks, which don't have much movement anyways.
Late Middle English: shortening of Old French espavin, variant of esparvain, of Germanic origin.
Words that rhyme with spavinGavin, ravin, ravine, savin
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