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Bog spavin (tarsocrural synovitis)

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Bog spavin (tarsocrural synovitis)

Joints are complicated structures that are prone to a variety of disorders. Bog spavin is one such condition that is most commonly seen in young horses with osteochondrosis, where cartilage and bone around the joint fails to develop normally. Early detection of bog spavin is important, as the condition can have an important impact on the horses future athletic capabilities.

Image: A severe case of bog spavin in the right hind
© Dr Graham Munroe

What is bog spavin?

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What causes bog spavin?

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How do I know if my horse has bog spavin?

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Can bog spavin be treated?

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