[hoh-vuh n]Veterinary Pathology
- affected with bloat.
Origin of hoven
First recorded in 1545–55; special use of past participle of heave
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Examples from the Web for hoven
The "hoven" in cattle, when at its height, can only be cured by acupuncturation.
We have heard an Englishman talk of "taking an ouse that should have an ot water pipe, and a hoven."
Tom Piper, because a cheese should not be "hoven and puffed," like the cheeks of a piper.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Being an antacid, it is very usefully employed when cattle are hoven or blown.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor
The incision is made in the same place that the trocar is inserted for puncturing that organ in cases of hoven.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture