It may thus occur as a sequel to quittor, complicated sand-crack, suppurating corn, and punctured wounds of the feet.
The origin of quittor is generally some injury to the hoof, such as a corn, a prick, or an inequality of tread.
Spavin, ringbone, splints, quittor and many other anomalous conditions may all be observed from certain proper angles.
Prior to the development of a quittor there is always swelling at the coronet, accompanied with heat and pain.
It is the wound remaining after the slough which we may really regard as a quittor.
Any other diseased condition of the foot in which suppuration is present may in like manner terminate in quittor.
We have already remarked that this is a point of interest to be remembered in connection with the operation for quittor.
With the escape of the pus at the coronet the quittor is fully formed.
In all probability it is the condition generally understood when the word 'quittor' is used by one practitioner to the other.