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(spăv`ĭn), disease of horses affecting the hock joint. There are two types—bog spavin, in which the hock joint is distended as a result of the collection of synovial fluid; and bone spavin, the bony enlargement of the bones that constitute the hock joint. The latter is a form of arthritis and causes inflammation, swelling, and lameness. Spavin can be caused by faulty conformation, strain, or excessive concussion. Treatment consists of rest, corrective shoeing, the application of blistering ointment, and surgery.
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Based on the above signs, symptoms and response to a flexion test the case was diagnosed as a bog spavin.
Edmund Spavin was amongst the crowd assembled at Edale awaiting the 80th anniversary celebrations in 2012.
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Holmfirth Camera Club held a themed print competition which was won by Geoff France with Edmund Spavin in second place and Gill Newbold and Gill Sharpe join third.
Second row: Doreen Hughs, Olga Spavin, Julie Hopkins, Doreen Graham, Joyce Williams, Maureen Beverly, Pat Wheeldon, Wendy Barker, Joan Dixon, Mary Raisbeck and Pat Ellis.
Doreen Hughes, Olga Spavin, Julie Hopkin, Doreen Graham, June Williams, Moreen Beverley, Pat Wheeldon, Wendy Barker, Joan Dickson, Mary Raisbeck, Pat Elliss.
Exhibition trophies include the Spavin Frame - for the best portrait, the Lubran Bowl - for the best overall print and the Sandford Cup - for the best landscape
Blues South: C Llewellyn; L Collier, B Warburton, P Williams (capt), J Egan; J Thomas, R Dyer; G Spears, S Spavin, L Griffin, L Rapa, E Morris, S Warburton, C Holcombe, M Ciriello.
Back row includes Albert Usher and Brian Hicks; the second row includes Eunice Pickering; the third row includes Olga Spavin and Julie Hopkins; while included on the front row are Edward Rushton and Harry Baggot.
He is with Holmfirth Camera Club president Edmund Spavin (PC100508Acamera-1)
Reps: S Spavin, L Griffin, S Regan, E Morris, C Llewellyn, G Price, J Bird