- purulent infection of horses and other hoofed animals, characterized by chronic inflammation of the lateral cartilage of the foot and formation of fistulas that open above the coronet, usually resulting in lameness.
Origin of quittor
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It is the wound remaining after the slough which we may really regard as a quittor.
With the escape of the pus at the coronet the quittor is fully formed.
The origin of quittor is generally some injury to the hoof, such as a corn, a prick, or an inequality of tread.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Prior to the development of a quittor there is always swelling at the coronet, accompanied with heat and pain.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
We have already remarked that this is a point of interest to be remembered in connection with the operation for quittor.
- vet science infection of the cartilages on the side of a horse's foot, characterized by inflammation and the formation of pus
C13: perhaps from Old French cuiture a boiling, from Latin coctūra a cooking, from coquere to cook
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