blood spavin
Spavin Spav"in, n. [OE. spaveyne, OF. esparvain, F. ['e]parvin; akin to OF. espervier a sparrow hawk, F. ['e]pervier, fr. OHG. sparw[=a]ri (G. sperber), fr. OHG. sparo sparrow, because this disease makes the horse raise the infirm leg in the manner of a sparrow hawk or sparrow. See {Sparrow}.] (Far.) A disease of horses characterized by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones; also, the swelling itself. The resulting lameness is due to the inflammation, and not the bony tumor as popularly supposed. --Harbaugh. [1913 Webster]

{Bog spavin}, a soft swelling produced by distention of the capsular ligament of the hock; -- called also {blood spavin}.

{Bone spavin}, spavin attended with exostosis; ordinary spavin. [1913 Webster]


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  • Blood spavin — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blood-spavin — bloodˈ spavin noun A disease of horses consisting of the swelling of a vein on the inside of the hock, from a checking of the blood • • • Main Entry: ↑blood * * * blood spavin see spavin …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood spavin — noun spavin caused by distension of the veins • Hypernyms: ↑spavin * * * noun : distention of the saphenous vein of a horse in the vicinity of the hock causing a soft swelling * * * Vet. Pathol. See under spavin (def. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood spavin — Vet. Pathol. See under spavin (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • blood spavin — dilatation of either or both of the medial metatarsal veins or the saphenous veins, forming a soft enlargement on the dorsomedial surface of the tarsus …   Medical dictionary

  • Blood — (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which circulates in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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