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- n. Plural form of quittor.
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In the country, where quittors are not so frequently met as in urban practice, the Merillat operation is preferable in all cases.
This form of quittor is often complicated with the tendinous and subhorny quittors by an extension of the sloughing process.
For convenience of consideration quittors may be divided into four classes, as suggested by Girard: (1) Cutaneous quittor, which is known also as simple quittor, skin quittor, and carbuncle of the coronet; (2) tendinous quittor; (3) subhorny quittor; and (4) cartilaginous quittor.
The tendons may soften and rupture, the hoof may slough off, quittors develop, or sidebones and ringbones grow.
For the proper treatment of gangrene of the lateral cartilage and extensor tendon and caries of the coffin bone reference may be had to the articles on quittors.