STRING-HALT. The stringhalt, Mr. White observes, has been properly enough named blind spavin. It is thought by the French to be of the same nature as bone spavin, the bony excrescence being concealed, or on the outside of the small tarsal bones, and out of sight. If any remedy is thought necessary for this, firing should be preferred ; but this will generally be found to fail. A few years ago, says Mr. White, I had the pleasure of spending a day with the late Dr. Jenner, at Berkeley, when he informed me that string-halt depended upon a disease of the spine, and showed me several vertebrae, which afforded a proof of it. From what I have since observed, I am satisfied that this is the case. Firing and all other operations must therefore be useless.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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