Bog spavin: recognising the problem is the first step towards recovery

  title={Bog spavin: recognising the problem is the first step towards recovery},
  author={Bryan O'Meara},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  pages={284 - 285}
  • B. O'Meara
  • Published 16 March 2012
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Record
BOG spavin is essentially an effusion of the tarsocrural joint. This amounts to a distension of the dorsal joint capsule most notably medially and distension of the plantar joint pouches. Joint effusion is reflective of synovitis and this may be caused by a variety of joint-related pathologies. An effused tarsocrural joint is very often reflective of osteochondrosis within the tarsocrural joint (Brink and others 2010). Loose or free osteochondral fragmentation, because of the failure of… 

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