Sidebone Side"bone`, n. (Far.) A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter and at the sides of the coronet and coffin bone of a horse. --J. H. Walsh. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lameness (equine) — Lameness in horses and other equidae is a term used to refer to any number of conditions where the animal fails to travel in a regular and sound manner on all four feet. There are many causes of lameness, but they can be broadly grouped into the… …   Wikipedia

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