Ailments/Injuries/DiseasesLeg Injuries:Ailments/Injuries/Diseases by SmexyHajiSan
Bone Spavin - Inflammation of one or more bones located between on the inside of the hock joint. Can lead to arthritis. Early stages will be extremely painful - late stages less so as the joint surfaces fuse together.
Caused by: joint stress from concussion on hard surfaces, quick & sliding stops such as those which occur during roping and reining. Mineral deficiencies Poor confirmation.
Bog Spavin - Soft spongy Bursal enlargement of the hock joint capsule. Located towards the front inside of the hock joint.
Caused by: bang or blow to the joint, wear and tear from work on hard surfaces. Poor confirmation and possible vitamin & mineral imbalance while horse is young.
Bowed Tendons - Inflammation and in severe cases even rupture of the sheath encasing the tendon from the knee to the fetlock. One or both the deep flexor tendon and superficial flexor tendons on one and/or both front legs may be affected. Caused by: severe trauma an
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