ringbone


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ringbone

(rĭng′bōn′)
n.
A bony growth on the fetlock, pastern, or coffin bone of a horse's foot, usually causing lameness.

ringbone

osteoarthritis or periostitis of the first or second phalanx of a limb of a horse. Causes lameness and in the later stages swelling of the pastern due to the development of exostoses.
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Bones affected by ringbone. By permission from Hinchcliff KW, Kaneps AJ, Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Saunders, 2004
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