occult spavin


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

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  • 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