Meaning of scratches

scratch•es

Pronunciation: (skrach'iz), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.) Vet. Pathol.
  1. a disease of horses marked by dry rifts or chaps that appear on the skin near the fetlock, behind the knee, or in front of the hock.
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