from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bony growth on the fetlock, pastern, or coffin bone of a horse's foot, usually causing lameness.
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- n. osteoarthritis affecting any of several bones of a horse's foot
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter between or on the small pastern and the great pastern bones.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In farriery, a bony callus or exostosis, the result of inflammation, on one or both pastern-bones of a horse, which sometimes extends to the interphalangeal joints and causes immobility and lameness.
- n. The disease or disordered condition in horses which is caused by ring-bone: as, a horse affected by ring-bone and spavin.
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The periostitis has been overlooked; any chance that might have existed for preventing its advance to the chronic stage has been lost; the osseous formation is established; the ringbone is a fixed fact, and the indications are urgent and pressing.
A ringbone is the growth of a bony tumor on the ankle.
High ringbone occurs when calcification accumulates where the long pastern bone, or P1, and the short pastern bone, P2, meet.
It is a misnomer, in a sense, and the veterinarian is frequently obliged to spend considerable time with his clients in order to convince them that a spherodial exostosis of the proximal phalanx, in certain cases, is in reality "ringbone," even though there exists no exostosis which completely encircles the affected bone.
If this does not remove it all, apply the ringbone and spavin medicine, this will remove it all.
The above is recommended in outside callous, such as spavin, ringbone, curbs, windgalls, etc. etc.
Such are: Ringbone, especially that form of ringbone known as 'low'; bony deposits on the pedal bone, either on its laminal or plantar surface, or even changes in the navicular bursa.
For spavin or ringbone, cut the hair away and grease the part well with the ointment, rubbing it in well.
In _articular_ ringbone as soon as there is developed an exostosis, it occupies a position on the dorsal (anterior) part of the articulation and extends around the sides of the joint.
Before there is evidence of an exostosis, diagnosis of ringbone is not easy, for it is then a problem of detecting the presence of a ligamentous sprain, periostitis, or osteitis.