|Photo from Wikipedia|
|Location of hock--Photo Wikipedia|
|Bones in the hock--Source |
- Reluctance to take a specific lead
|Light exercise can help extend the |
working life of a horse with spavin
|Western reining horse coming to a slinding stop.|
This maneuver can be very wearing on the hocks.
|Horse remains from Norse burials, in this case from |
Sutton Hoo, can provide important evidence about
the historic prescene of spavin in the Icelandic horse.
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|Improper trimming of the horse can lead|
to the development of spavin; proper
shoeing can extend the useful life of the
|Although research shows that taller horses may show |
better results during flexion tests for spavin, the results
are too small to be of value.
|Sample spavin report from World Fengur|
|Dutch warmblood performing at |
Answers to Quiz:
- False. Per Western College of Veterinary Medicine, navicular syndrome (caudal heel pain) is the most common lameness diagnosis in the horse; spavin, the second most frequent diagnosis. However, spavin is the most common diagnosis of hind limb lameness.
- False. Horse bones found in pagan graves indicate that splints and spavin was fairly common among Icelandic horses at that time.
- B, E
- False. FEIF only requires owners of stallions to provide radiograms of the hock.