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Related to contracted heels: contracted hooves
having undergone contraction, especially in length.
contracted foal syndrome
a congenital disease of unknown origin in foals characterized by contractural deformities of axial and appendicular joints. Asymmetry of the skull, eventration of viscera, torticollis and scoliosis may also be present.
see contracted heels (see below).
the heels of affected horses are drawn in, the bars are almost parallel and the frog is much reduced in size. Lameness is a common accompaniment. Called also contracted hoof, contracted foot.
see contracted heels (above).
see tendon contracture.