thoroughpin

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thor·ough·pin

 (thûr′ō-pĭn′, thûr′ə-, thŭr′-)
n.
An abnormal swelling on either side of the hock joint of horses and related animals.

[From its resemblance to a pin passing through the hock.]

thoroughpin

(ˈθʌrəˌpɪn)
n
(Veterinary Science) an inflammation and swelling on both sides of the hock joint of a horse affecting the sheath of the deep flexor tendon
[C18: so called because it makes the leg look as if it has a pin stuck through it]

thor•ough•pin

(ˈθɜr əˌpɪn, ˈθʌr-)

n.
an abnormal swelling just above the hock of a horse.
[1780–90]
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Thoroughpins (see Figure 7-3) are due to a distention of the synovial bursa and considered a discrimination.
Bone spavins, bogs, thoroughpins, and weakness are common to sickle hocks.