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Stag-evil is the obsolete term for a kind of palsy affecting the jaw of the horse and causing body convulsion. It is an idiopathic disease that could lead to the horse’s fatality due to the loss of the ability to open its mouth, eat, or swallow food.

See also


  1. Lawrence, J. (1802). A Philosophical And Practical Treatise On Horses, And On The Moral Duties of Man Towards The Brute Creation. Oxford University. pp. 413-.

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