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footpad

(fo͝ot′păd′)
n.
The cushionlike flesh on the underpart of the toes and feet of many animals.

footpad

the thick, spongy structure located on each digit, and under the metacarpal- and metatarsal-phalangeal joints, and the carpus of dogs and cats. The skin is thickened, tough, and may be hyperpigmented and the hypodermis contains large amounts of adipose tissue. Important in birds, in which they are commonly damaged.
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Footpads on the dog. By permission from Aspinall V, O'Reilly M, Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Butterworth Heinemann, 2004

footpad abscess
caused by wound infection in fowls; painful and swollen.
collagen footpad disorder
see collagen footpad disorder.
footpad hyperkeratosis
see digital hyperkeratosis, nasal hyperkeratosis, hardpad.
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One of the main causes of footpad dermatitis is wet and sticky litter, very similar to leaving feet in hot sweaty shoes all day, which leads to various management possibilities from water and feed control to ventilation and even lighting.
Disease progression was monitored weekly by measuring footpads swelling of the lesion diameter between 30 and 60 days pausing a digital caliper.
In the Zhuangzi, Robber Footpad is a bandit, but in Cultural Revolution literature he is reimagined as a historic figure known as Liuxia Zhi (a name derived from the passage in the Zhuangzi).
The deeper prints of trackway 2 preserve greater detail of foot morphology (Fig 3), including footpads that presumably correspond with phalangeal joints.
As speed to market critically affects sales, when Star Trac, Irvine, CA, found the shipping of their Elliptical EDGE jogging trainer was waiting for three essential rubber components -- footpads and grommets -- they had to move quickly.
Juxing Chen, Structure-Function Biology Manager at Novus, leading a discussion entitledIdentification of biomarkers for footpad dermatitis development and wound healing .
Additionally, the DTH (delayed type hypersensitivity) response was examined by measuring the footpad swelling of immunized mice.
An aspirate from a footpad of an infected BALB/c mouse or a splenic biopsy from the hamster was grown in Schneider's Drosophila insect medium (SIM-F), supplemented with 20% heat inactivated foetal bovine serum (FBS), 500 [micro]g/ml penicillin, 500 [micro]g/ml streptomycin and 250 ^g/ml of fluorocystosin arabinoside (13,14).
METHODS: EIU was induced in male Lewis rats by a footpad injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS).
Once the pallet layer is completed, the operator activates the machine either by footpad or push-button.
The dramatic images showed the spacecraft's footpad planted on the dusty surface as well polygonal patterns on the ground that looked similar to icy arctic regions on Earth.
By walking back and forth over a footpad connected to a computer, podiatrist Andrew James, who is also responsible for looking after the feet of the Wales rugby squad and Elite Cymru athletes, told me I over pronate, and offered up a selection of shoes which would help prevent injury and you can feel the difference.