- an acute swelling on the top of the head of a horse originating in an inflamed bursa that underlies the great neck ligament there.
Origin of poll evil
First recorded in 1600–10
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In poll-evil, if open, pulverize black bottle glass, put as much in each ear as will lay on a dime.
On these accounts, a seton passing through the base of the ulcer in poll-evil and fistulous withers is so beneficial.Domestic Animals
Richard L. Allen
Now comes a horse that represents a collection of ringbones, and glanders, and poll-evil.The Battle of Principles
Newell Dwight Hillis