sand crack

sand crack

noun Veterinary Pathology.
a crack or fissure in the hoof of a horse, extending from the coronet downward toward the sole, caused by a dryness of horn.
Also called quarter crack.


Origin:
1745–55

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

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