a swelling of the elbow of a horse due to irritation caused by the hoof striking the elbow when lying down.
- Also called capped elbow.
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How to use shoe boil in a sentence
Capped elbow, or "shoe boil," is a term applied to an enlargement often found at the point of the elbow.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse | United States Department of Agriculture
Boots similar in pattern to those which are used for the prevention of shoe boil are also prescribed.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse | United States Department of Agriculture