a disease of horses in which a deposit of bone (bone spavin) or an infusion of lymph (bog spavin) develops in the hock joint, usually causing lameness
Origin of spavinMiddle English spaveine from Middle French esparvain from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- Bog spavin.
- Bone spavin.
Origin of spavinMiddle English spaven from Old French espavain swelling perhaps of Germanic origin