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  1. a swelling of the hock joint of a horse; resulting in lameness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A disease of horses characterized by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones; also, the swelling itself. The resulting lameness is due to the inflammation, and not the bony tumor as popularly supposed. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A disease of horses, marked by a deposit of bony matter in the hock joint, near the knee, causing lameness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Spavined. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A disease of the hock-joint of the horse, marked by inflammation and swelling. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. An equine disease. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. A disease of horses affecting the hock-joint, or joint of the hind-leg, between the knee and the fetlock. It occurs in two forms: (a) bog or blood spavin, in which the joint is distended by synovia or joint oil; (b) bone spavin, or spavin proper, where there is a morbid deposition of bony substance, such as to unite separate bones-a form which is sometimes incurable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Swelling on or near one of the joints of a horse's leg. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A disease of the hock joint of horses, stiffening the joint. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A swelling in some of the joints of a horse, producing lameness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Among horses, a hard tumour or swelling in or near a joint, particularly in the hough, causing lameness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. spav'in, n. a disease of horses occurring under two different forms--bog-spavin, in which the hock-joint is distended with dark-coloured synovia or joint-oil, and bone-spavin, in which a bony enlargement occurs towards the inside of the hock, at the head of the shank-bone, or between some of the small bones of the hock.--adj. SPAV'INED, affected with spavin. [O. Fr. esparvain (Fr. éparvin)--Old High Ger. sparo, sparwe, a sparrow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. [French] A cause of lameness in the horse; comprising Bone-s., an exostosis on the inside of the tarsus, and Bog-s., a dilatation of the capsular ligament of the tibio-tarsal joint. na
  14. Disease of horse\'s hock-joint; blood, bog, s., distension of the joint by effusion of lymph within it; bone s., deposit of bony substance uniting the bones. Hence spavined a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. A disease of the hock joint of the horse. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  16. [Fr.] Bone Spavin, in horses, a bony enlargement towards the inside of the hock, at the head of the shank-bone, or between some of the small bones of the hock. Bog Spavin , or Blood Spavin, an inflammation of the synovial membrane between the tibia and astragalus, with excessive secretion, apt to attack young, weak, or overworked horses. Thorough-pin, a similar affection, sometimes coexisting lower down. Capped hock and Capulet or Capped elbow, inflammation on the cap of elbow or hock, from a bruise. Windgalls, or Puffs, similar enlargements, permanent in fore and hind legs of most hardworked horses. (See Stonehenge, The Horse in the Stable and in the Field, p. 468.) Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. n. [French, Italian] A swelling or hard excrescence growing on the inside of a horse's hough near the joint, by which lameness is produced. Cabinet Dictionary

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