bog spavin


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bog spavin

n.
A condition in horses in which lymph collects in the hock joint, causing a puffy swelling.
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Noun1.bog spavin - spavin caused by collection of fluids
spavin - a swelling of the hock joint of a horse; resulting in lameness
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Bog Spavin or Tarsal hydrarthrosis or Tarsocrural effusions is a distension of the joint capsule of the tibial articulation as the result of a chronic synovitis.
Diagnosis of bog spavin was based on the typical clinical appearance, three characteristic fluctuating swellings, the largest of which is located at the dorsomedial aspect of the hock joint.
Based on the above signs, symptoms and response to a flexion test the case was diagnosed as a bog spavin.