Curb

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Curb

a hard, painful, inflammatory swelling on the back part of the hock of the horse; it occurs in the plantar ligament near its insertion, is characterised by swelling and heat in the part and generally by lameness, and is believed to be caused by straining the ligament in falling, jumping, or pulling.

Synonym: curby hock.