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quittor

[kwit-er] /ˈkwɪt ər/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
purulent infection of horses and other hoofed animals, characterized by chronic inflammation of the lateral cartilage of the foot and formation of fistulas that open above the coronet, usually resulting in lameness.
Origin of quittor
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English quittere < Old French cuiture cooking < Latin coctūra, equivalent to coct(us) (past participle of coquere to cook1) + -ūra -ure
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  • It may thus occur as a sequel to quittor, complicated sand-crack, suppurating corn, and punctured wounds of the feet.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • 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.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • Prior to the development of a quittor there is always swelling at the coronet, accompanied with heat and pain.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • It is the wound remaining after the slough which we may really regard as a quittor.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • Any other diseased condition of the foot in which suppuration is present may in like manner terminate in quittor.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • We have already remarked that this is a point of interest to be remembered in connection with the operation for quittor.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • With the escape of the pus at the coronet the quittor is fully formed.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • In all probability it is the condition generally understood when the word 'quittor' is used by one practitioner to the other.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
British Dictionary definitions for quittor

quittor

/ˈkwɪtə/
noun
1.
(vet science) infection of the cartilages on the side of a horse's foot, characterized by inflammation and the formation of pus
Word Origin
C13: perhaps from Old French cuiture a boiling, from Latin coctūra a cooking, from coquere to cook
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