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Spavin: a proposed term for a non-fracture associated canine hock lesion
  1. I Salazar,
  2. JI Rodriguez and
  3. JM Cifuentes


In accordance with macroscopic and microscopic features of the tarsal joint degeneration in the greyhound dog, the possibility of establishing a direct relation between this process and spavin or bone spavin is proposed. To date this has been considered limited to equine and occasionally bovine stock. This investigation has been carried out on three different levels: macroscopic, radiological and histological and has been completed with the corresponding graphic documentation.

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