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  A
  Abscess
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  African Horse
  Sickness
  Arthritis
  Aural Plaques
  Azoturia
  B
  Bog Spavin
  Botulism Poisoning
  Bruised Sole
  and Frog
  Bursal Strains
  and Injuries
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  C
  Capped Elbow
  Capped Hock
  COPD
  Colic
  Corns
  Conjunctivitis
  Cracked Heel
  Curb
  Cushing's Disease
  D
  Dehydration
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  E
  Endometritis
  Endotoxaemia
  Equine Herpes
  Virus (EHV)
  Equine Infectious
  Anaemia (EIA)
  Equine Influenza
  Equine Viral
  Arteritis
  Exotosis
  F
  Filled Legs
  G
  Grass Sickness
  H
  Head Shaker
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  L
  Laminitis
  Lampas
  Locking Patella
  Lymphangitis
  M
  Mud Fever
  (greasy heel)
  N
  Navicular Disease
  Nose Bleeds
  P
  Pedal Ostitis
  Periodic
  Opthalmia
  (moonblindness)
  Poisoning
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  R
  Rainscald
  Ringbone and
  Sidebone
  Ringworm
  S
  Sandcrack
  Sarcoid Tumour
  Seedy Toe
  Sesamoiditis
  Disease
  Sore Shin
   Spavin
  Splint
  Strangles
  Stringhalt or
  Springhalt
  Sweet Itch
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  T
  Thoroughpin
  Thrush
  U
  Urticaria
  (nettle rash, hives)
  W
  Warts
  (Papillomata)
  Windgalls
  Wind Diseases
 
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Spavin - A bony enlargement on the lower and inner aspect of the hock causing lameness in the hind leqs. The cause is unknown though it is regarded as hereditary and through poor conformation. Working an immature horse to early and/or severe exertion may be a contributing factor. It is a form of arthritis affecting the small bones in the hock. Treatment the outlook in most cases is favourable, particularly if the horse is under 12 years. Depending on the type of Spavin and its severity the vet may prescribe painkillers and/or rest for six months. When exercise resumes bring the horse into work gradually with walking exercise. Avoid working the horse in tight circles.



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