Bog 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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  • Bog spavin — is a swelling of the tibiotarsal joint of the horse s hock which, in itself, does not cause lameness. The joint becomes distended by excess synovial fluid bringing about a soft, fluctuant swelling on the front of the joint, as well as the inside… …   Wikipedia

  • Bog spavin — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bog spavin — /ˈbɒg spævən/ (say bog spavuhn) noun a swelling on the hock joint of a horse. See spavin. {bog from British dialect: a puffy swelling. Compare Middle English boggishe swollen. See spavin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bog spavin — noun spavin caused by collection of fluids • Hypernyms: ↑spavin …   Useful english dictionary

  • bog spavin — Vet. Pathol. See under spavin (def. 1). [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • bog spavin — distention of the synovial capsule of the tibiotarsal joint …   Medical dictionary

  • bog spavin — noun a soft swelling of the joint capsule of the hock, occurring in young horses …   English new terms dictionary

  • bog — og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog bean — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog blitter — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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