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What is another word for spavin?

5 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ spˈavɪn], [ spˈavɪn], [ s_p_ˈa_v_ɪ_n]

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How to use "Spavin" in context?

Spavin is a common ground based health condition in horses. Horses with spavin tend to walk on their heels and have difficulty walking on their normal hooves. Spavin can be caused by a number of factors, including poor shoeing, poor trimming and clipping of the horses' hair, and poor diet.

Treatment for spavin generally involves shoeing the horse appropriately and providing a good diet. If the horse is uncomfortable or exhibit signs of lameness, such as reluctance to walk, the horse may require surgery to remove the offending hoof.

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