sandcrack


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sandcrack

vertical cracks in the hoof that commence at the coronet and run parallel to the horn tubules and towards the toe. Are serious defects because they indicate an injury to the coronet and a possible extension to the sole.
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Sandcrack in horse's hoof.By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003