1
: chronic emphysema of the horse affecting the alveolae of the lungs and resulting in difficult expiration, heaving of the flanks, and a persistent cough

called also broken wind

2
: a spell of retching or vomiting

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“Heaves.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heaves. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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