Problem

Bog spavin

Other Names:
Tarsal hydrarthrosis
Nature:

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 and/or thickened synovial tissue bringing about a soft, fluctuant swelling on the front of the joint, as well as in the medial and lateral plantar pouches. Bog spavin is generally an indication of underlying pathology within the joint.

Broader Problems:
Lameness in horses
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
27.12.2017 – 22:56 CET