chest founder


Definition of chest founder

: a hollow appearance of the chest and a stiff gait, suggesting a painful chest, sometimes seen in older horses and dogs, especially those lacking exercise or suffering from strain or injury of the shoulder area

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“Chest founder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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