coffin bone


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cof·fin bone

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

n.
The bone enclosed inside a horse's hoof.
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The image of the right coffin bone was flipped horizontally.
In the study, no correlation was found between body weight and bilateral coffin bone asymmetry in terms of the angle range of the plantar margin.
Caption: FIGURE 2: The macerated coffin bones: (a) well-macerated coffin bone with fat completely removed; (b) coffin bone covered by a fat layer, reflecting light.
disease has run it's course, and the coffin bone is reattached, is pointless.
Reducing the breakover time also reduces the strain on the flexor tendon and the pressure on the coffin bone, so your veterinarian may recommend squaring the toe to aid in treating several medical problems.