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Grease heel

Grease heel

Initially, lesions of horsepox occurring in the skin of the flexor surface of the fetlock of the horse, now frequently applied to any weeping, eczematous condition of that area.

Synonym: scratches.

painful heel, a condition in which bearing weight on the heel causes pain of varying severity.

Synonym: calcaneodynia, calcodynia.

prominent heel, a condition marked by a tender swelling on the os calcis due to a thickening of the periosteum or fibrous tissue covering the back of the os calcis.


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