coffin bone

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cof·fin bone

third phalanx that is fully enclosed with each of the four hooves in equids.

coffin bone

The bone enclosed inside a horse's hoof.


pertaining to the coffin bone.

coffin bone
distal phalanx in the horse.
coffin joint
distal interphalangeal joint, between the second and third phalanx, in the horse.
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The branches pass downward and around to the front of the long pastern bone to connect with the extensor tendon attached to the front of the coffin bone.
Sensitive laminae serve not only as a means of attachment for the hoof wall and the coffin bone but also as the main area of blood circulation within the foot.
disease has run it's course, and the coffin bone is reattached, is pointless.