shoe boil


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shoe boil

n.
A growth over the elbow of a horse, caused by repeated bruising by the hoof or the rough floor when lying down and leading to lameness.
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Shoe Boil. Shoe boil (see Figures 7-1 and 7-3) is seen mostly in horses that are stabled and lie down for extended periods of time.
Lameness is uncommon, and a shoe boil is usually just a blemish.