an acute swelling on the top of the head of a horse originating in an inflamed bursa that underlies the great neck ligament there.
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How to use poll evil in a sentence
Now comes a horse that represents a collection of ringbones, and glanders, and poll-evil.The Battle of Principles | Newell Dwight Hillis
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
"There is getting to be less poll evil than there used to be," some one remarked.White Dandy; or, Master and I | Velma Caldwell Melville
poll evil is a fistula upon the poll, and in no sense differs from fistulous withers except in location.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse | United States Department of Agriculture
The description of fistula will apply, then, in the main, to poll evil equally well.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse | United States Department of Agriculture