sand crack

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sand crack

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



(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
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sand′ crack`

a fissure in the hoof of a horse, extending from the coronet to the sole, caused by a dryness of horn.
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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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Sand crack is a disease that can develop in what part of a horse's body?
The mortar with artificial sand cracked more than the mortar with natural sand (Figure 8), probably due to the higher amount of fines present in the quarry waste.
Mechanical Properties of the Gravity-Filled Green Sand at Various Compactability Levels Compactability Ultimate Strength Stiffness Toughness % (# Jolts) (Jolts/in.) (Jolt*in.) 30 10 148 0.30 33 15 201 0.44 35 18 233 0.56 At 35% compactability, the gravity-filled sand cracked while the aeration-filled samples showed no flaw (Fig.