- occult spavin
- a bone spavin without visible radiographic exostoses, confined to the joint surfaces between two bones.
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occult spavin — noun : spavin in which there is pronounced lameness without apparent enlargement on the hock joint … Useful english dictionary
Bone spavin — is a bony growth within the lower hock joint of horse or cattle. It is caused by osteoarthritis, and the degree of lameness that results can be serious enough to end a horse s competitive career.Description of bone spavinBone spavin is… … Wikipedia
bone spavin — osteoperiostitis or arthritis of the intertarsal or tarsometatarsal joints, often leading to exostosis and ankylosis; locations include anterior, posterior, and high. See also occult s. Called also spavin … Medical dictionary