quittor


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quittor

(kwĭt′ər)
n.
An inflammation of the hoof cartilage of horses and other solid-hoofed animals, characterized by degeneration of hoof tissue, formation of a slough, and fistulous sores.

quittor

a chronic, suppurative inflammation of the lateral cartilage of the third phalanx of the foot of the horse. Causes lameness and usually the appearance of a discharging sinus at the coronet.
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Quittor in a horse. By permission from Pascoe R, Knottenbelt DC, Manual of Equine Dermatology, Saunders, 1999