- a morbid bony growth on the pastern bones of a horse, often resulting in lameness.
Origin of ringbone
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The importance of a ringbone depends on its seat and often on its size.
The mule may not be so liable to spavin as the horse, but he has ringbone just the same.The Mule
This type of ringbone as well as the articular may occur "high" or "low."Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
A ringbone, when on the front of the foot, even when not very largely developed, assumes the form of a diffused convex swelling.
If this fails, some success may be accomplished by point firing in two or three lines over the ringbone.
- an abnormal bony growth affecting the pastern of a horse, often causing lameness
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