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hooves

 (ho͝ovz, ho͞ovz)
n.
A plural of hoof.

hooves

(huːvz)
n
(Zoology) a plural of hoof

hoof

(hʊf, huf)

n., pl. hoofs hooves for 1,2,4; hoof for 3,5; n.
1. the horny covering protecting the ends of the digits or encasing the foot in certain animals, as the ox and horse.
2. the entire foot of a horse, donkey, etc.
3. Older Use. a hoofed animal, esp. one of a herd.
4. Informal. the human foot.
v.t.
5. Slang. to walk (often fol. by it): Let's hoof it.
v.i.
6. Slang. to dance, esp. to tap-dance.
Idioms:
on the hoof, (of livestock) not butchered; live.
[before 1000; Middle English hof, Old English hōf, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon hōf, Old High German huof, Old Norse hōfr; compare Skt śaphás]
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Services for preventive pruning and cleaning of cattle hooves in the amount of 2,028 heads, including: a primary approach (inspection, preventive pruning and hoof trimming, diagnosis and primary treatment) in 1,888 animals; repeated approach (examination, preventive pruning and hoof trimming, diagnosis, treatment, veterinary drugs (medicines), dressings, pads, supplies) in 140 animals
The hooves were overgrown forward at the tips and inward from the sides.
The hoof capsule from bovine hooves is divided in: wall, sole, heel, heel bulb and white line according to its formation, site and function (Greenough, 2007).
Other goat keepers use a variety of tools including a brush to clean off the hoof, a horse hoof knife for picking out debris, a utility knife for smoothing ragged edges, and a hoof rasp for tough hooves. I've tried some of these options and have never found them necessary or particularly helpful.
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