sand crack


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sand crack

n.
A fissure in the side of a horse's hoof, often causing lameness.

sand crack

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sandcrack

n
(Veterinary Science) vet science a deep crack or fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof, often causing lameness. See also toe crack, quarter crack

sand′ crack`


n.
a fissure in the hoof of a horse, extending from the coronet to the sole, caused by a dryness of horn.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sand crack - a fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof often causing lameness
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
toe crack - a crack on the forepart of a horse's hindfoot
quarter crack - a crack on the inside of a horse's forefoot
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