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spavin

(spā'vin),
Chronic disorder involving the tarsus (i.e., hock) of the horse.
See also: bog spavin, bone spavin, blood spavin.
Synonym(s): jack spavin, jack
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spavin

(spăv′ĭn)
n.
1. Bog spavin.
2. Bone spavin.
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Spavins talks about wanting to create "a community of fathers." He talks about parents who both have addiction issues.
Spavins launched the Kids Center in 2007 during his final year in his early childhood intervention masters program at the University of Oregon.
"We've built a lot of good relationships with kids and helped them feel good about themselves," Spavins said.
Spavins estimates 200 children have been a part of the preschool since it began, and at least 100 volunteers have lent a hand.
"If this is not one-of-a-kind in the nation, I'm sure it's one of a handful-of-a-kind," said Jane Farrell, an early childhood special educator at the University of Oregon's EC Cares program who worked closely with Spavins to develop the center's new direction.
Playtime, formerly a cacophony of fighting and yelling, has become a peaceful affair, Spavins said.